Observation: Gooseberry

Observation Date
02/25/2015
Observer Name
pierce

Region:

Location Name or Route
gooseberry, then drove ridge.
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
wind constant, partly cloudy. warm when it was sunny
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
mostly like set up concrete with some pockets of 1"-2" of windblown light snow.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
cornices
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Deep Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
the only place we saw a potential problem were the large cornices. not much snow for transport.
we found that we didn't really need skis or snowmobiles on most of this snow, we could walk on top. Saw no avalanches. It did stay cold most of the day with the wind. In wind sheltered areas, that were in the sun, we saw some melting but the cloud cover seemed to keep the snow from overheating. It was a good day for the kites.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates