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Observation Date: 
05/5/2018
Observer Name: 
Steenburgh
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
White Pine
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Weather Comments: 
Calling it clear. Thin high clouds around this morning. Enough for a 22˚ halo. Wind light and variable, although we didn't top out.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Morning tour with either melt/freeze crust or damp snow. Former predominated early, even at the trailhead. Hasty pits showed freeze was shallow in most areas.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Red Flags Comments: 
Natural wet sloughs on dusty old melt/freeze crust on steeper slopes and most aspects. Most appeared to initiate near exposed rocks. Probably from prior day. Rollerballing while skiing on NE aspect a around 11:30 AM. It's too hot out there for early May.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Normal caution needed with spring conditions and daytime warming.
Sloughs on Red Baldy tell the tale. Likely from previous day.
Observer email: 
jim.steenburgh@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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