Observation: Cascade Ridge

Observation Date
01/20/2017
Observer Name
Jackson Chandler

Region:

Location Name or Route
Lion's Head
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Graupel this morning turned into light snow in the afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Beneath the most recent snow, there was a 2" rain crust growing facets underneath. Surface hoar on top of that crust has also been preserved.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect
Southwest
Elevation
8400
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates