Observation: Gibson Basin

Observation Date
01/29/2016
Observer Name
Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gibson Basin
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Mild temperatures, increasingly heavy snowfall later in the afternoon. Rain in Logan Canyon with R/S line around 7000' and climbing at 1630
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Varying thickness of fresh sun crust on sunny slopes,  very thin on off aspects.  Thicker on souths, (~2 cms), capping nsf

‚ÄčNice smooth settled powder riding on norths, but droppy and weak feeling where shallow. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
impressed by weak snow, top to bottom, in areas where the overall snowpack is shallow
Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8300
Slope Angle
23
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates