Ad
Observation Date: 
12/14/2016
Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Region: 
Skyline
Location Name or Route: 
Miller Flat to Huntington Canyon and back
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light to moderate wind speeds in the 8000 to 9000 foot range. Short period of very light snowfall, no real daytime accumulations.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

1 to 2 inches of snow fell early in the morning.  By noon, temperatures were very mild and the snow surface was just slightly damp up to around 9500' on all aspects.

Comments: 

The main purpose of today's outing was to check the Candland snow study plot at the head of Huntington Canyon.  The storm board had 11" on it which accumulated since Dec 7.  27" HS (total depth).  

The snowpack is consolidated nicely and is stable at this time.  I do not anticipate much if any avalanche activity in this area during the upcoming storm.

Note the "paste" squirting out from the front ski as I turn around at the study plot.  The snow surface was damp, 8800' elevation.

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

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Lift tickets available in November
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe