Observation: Pt. Supreme

Observation Date
10/30/2019
Observer Name
SZW
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Point Supreme
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Very light density snow falling on variety of facets and crusts. Steep terrain may produce loose dry. Storm snow interfaces gain strength slowly with cold temps.
Comments
Overall bone chilling starts. Evidence of north and north east wind transport on exposed upper elevation terrain features. Not much scouring, just loading in certain lee slopes facing NW. Clear weather and remaining air mass likely leading to wide spread faceting in near term. Lots of traffic across upper LCC but no observed avalanche activity. Upper elevation HS North = 1-2ft, South 12-18"
photos:
1. Wind skin (1cm thick) on lee aspects
2. Wind transport on cornice formation on 10,000' ridgelines.
3. Coverage in Upper LCC
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low

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