Observation: White Baldy

Observation Date
4/7/2019
Observer Name
mark white
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
White Baldy
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Broken skies in the morning, high upper elevation clouds mixed in with low lying clouds in the afternoon that were low enough to obscure the high peaks. Between a cool NW wind and very limited sun the wet activity was non existent except at lower elevations.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
On the high N 11100ft down to 10000ft remained dry all day, the new snow from our last impulse was all graupel sitting on a spongy base on the high N, quality skiing. Below that elevation and on off aspects the graupel was resting on a frozen bed surface that became a bit punchy with warming. The lower elevations were damp by the end of the day but not exceedingly and coming out to the White Pine trail head was pleasant for this time of year. We did not note any real wet activity not even roller balling. With no windslabs in the high alpine and zero wet activity I would say the hazard was a solid low today but might rise to moderate with heating tomorrow.
photo: dry snow all day on high north
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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