Observation: Hells Kitchen

Observation Date
02/16/2017
Observer Name
Dustin

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hells Kitchen
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Intermittent prefrontal cloud cover and wind before this next active pattern gets going. Sun was limited in the afternoon and not really a factor.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
6"
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Variable. We spent a couple nights at the Yurt up here and had a good corn cycle with some wet activity Wednesday, with 4 to 8 inches of dry powder atop the bulletproof crusts on N facing slopes. Bottom feeding below around 8500 feet with awesome riding above. Most slopes showing heavy runneling and good stability although we were still able to trigger slow moving sluffs and loose wet activity yesterday. Did note one wet slab in the new snow on an E aspect in a predictable spot. Very manageable, very predictable conditions.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Comments
Crown of wet slab
Debris on E in the AM
New snow from the weekend was well behaved but hopefully this next shot of snow comes in right side up. Could see the rain crust and M/F crusts being a real player otherwise.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates