Observation: Abajo

Observation Date
02/6/2018
Observer Name
Kevin Dressel

Region:

Location Name or Route
North Creek,Cooley Pass,Abajo peak
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Fast moving clouds, sun, gusty NW winds 10 to 25. light snow and graupel
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Cracking, collapsing on ridge from Cooley pass to Abajo Peak.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

Weak faceted snow on the ground

Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
11000
Slope Angle
30
Comments

3" of weak faceted snow on ground fist hardness, 12" consolidated from Jan 20,21. 4" new

Only 2" on the road at about 9,000' but better than nothing. I guess we'll take it

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates