Observation: Tuscarora

Observation Date
02/1/2018
Observer Name
chester

Region:

Location Name or Route
Mt Tuscarora
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
clouds moving east, Sw winds where i toured. gust to 18 mph. I saw very little snow being transported.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
toured from 10400 to 9200, Mixed bag of wind effect, m/f crust. More wind board and wind damage than yesterday. Lots of tracks. still some good snow in sheltered areas. rime has all but disappeared. exit at 1pm snow was dry 9200.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
skin tracks seemed to fill in a bit in many locations. no obvious wind slabs on my tour. no obvious red flags on surface.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
known issue.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Normal Caution
Problem #2 Comments
possible wind slabs
Comments
south east aspect at 10,000 I am finding melt freeze crust bout 1" thick. This Melt freeze crust did not appear to be bonded well to snow below, something to keep an eye on and maby check out other aspects. Guessing faceting below M/f crust. Won't matter till new load.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates