Observation: Eagan Basin

Observation Date
12/14/2016
Observer Name
Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Beaver Creek, Eagan Basin
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Pretty stormy today....
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Not sinking in far on skis, but all the way to the hip with boots when you hop off the sled...

Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
No obvious signs of instability...
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Snowpit test revealed propagation on a thin nsf layer buried by last weekend's storm

 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

Another weak layer of nsf or SH buried under the couple inches of fresh...  fresh wind slabs may form overnight on this weakness

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8700
Slope Angle
25
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates