Observation: Ham Hollow

Observation Date
02/12/2017
Observer Name
C Gray

Region:

Location Name or Route
Woodcamp
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
warm day (> 0 degrees C)
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
New snow from friday and warm temperatures resulted in very heavy loose surface snow.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Problem #1 Comments
There were lots (> 5-6) point release wet slides that were a least a day old. While this problem is seems to be getting better, the new snow was still willing to move or sun affected slopes. Steep slopes and near cliffs/rocks was much worse. We performed a ECT and CT at 6700' and 8600' with no results. While not avalanche related, an expert skier in our group had an unpleasant fall with the variable snow(breakable crust) an contributing factor.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates