Observation: Crazy Creek

Observation Date
01/22/2017
Observer Name
Toddeo

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tushers - Crazy Creek
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Cloudy and calm most of the day. Snow and wind picked up in the afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Trace new snow today.  14-16" storm snow sitting on a solid base of frozen melt forms.

Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
None in this area, by design. I avoided upper elevation exposed areas where I skied the last 2 days.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Problem #1 Comments

None in this area, being 1-3,000 feet lower than the high peaks makes a huge difference!

Snow Profile
Aspect
South
Elevation
9100
Slope Angle
25
Comments

HS=115 cm.

HST = 40 cm sitting on a solid base of frozen melt forms, it looks like the rain permeated all the way to the ground.  Interface at the snow saw.

ECTN, photo below.

I went to this area to avoid the hazard and wallow that I found at higher elevations during the last 2 days.  Overall there is a low hazard in this area but this would not be the case in any area that contains wind drifted snow.  I would still base the overall hazard for upper elevation areas based on what I observed during the last two days.

Low danger in sheltered areas below 9,500 and considerable danger above 9,500.

 

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates