Observation: Chalk Creek

Observation Date
01/29/2017
Observer Name
Toddeo

Region:

Location Name or Route
Pahvants - Chalk Creek
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Clear cold day, a bit warmer when popping out of the inversion.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Snow surface is faceting in many locations.  Some south aspects were crusted.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Surface facets are more of a potential red flag, however, warm temperatures in the forecast may help alleviate this.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Problem #1 Comments

Normal caution while traveling in the mountains.

Comments

No snow profile a quick trip today.

Based on what I saw during a quick tour today and what I saw in the Skyline area the last couple of days, I would say that conditions are similar and that the Skyline forecast would be appropriate for the Pahvants.
 

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