Observation: GE Hill/Skyline Summit

Observation Date
11/25/2016
Observer Name
Steve Cote

Region:

Location Name or Route
GE Hill
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
NO wind yet warming temps.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
8"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

The new snow is still small grained, no surface facets at this time. The snow is moderate dense loose.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
On North slopes that retain the older october snow, there is a melt freeze layer. Could only find it in the north facing shaded features.
Avalanche Problem #1
Trend
Same

Total depth is 32 cm, The melt freeze crust was at 5 cm discolored by dirt, next layer is a light wind crust at 20 cm, the new snow is 12 cm. A very light wind crust or density change is found just below the ridge top.

 

The storm board showed the same depth, 25 cm.  snow depth was about the same at Millers flat as at higher elevations.

The little snow we have is dense enough to get some easy turns, The snowmobiles are staying in the grass flats and roads. or you can still drive most roads.

Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates