Observation: Tony Grove

Observation Date
03/9/2017

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Weather Comments
Light snow in the morning above 8000. By 1200 it was getting warm enough that the snow started getting sloppy.
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8800
Slope Angle
35
Comments

We dug several pits on similar slopes and found varying test results.  All the activity was within the top 16 inches of snow.  Al pits were on North to Northeast facing slopes around 8800 feet.  We got a few compression test failures at 8 inches between CT14 and CT20.  Another couple of failures at 16 inch depth on CT  between CT 16 and CT 24.  However we couldnt get anything to propagate on the Extended Column Test. 

We rode several steep wind loaded test slopes approaching 40 degrees and although they felt very slabby, nothing moved all day. 

The riding was good but we would only sink 6-8 inches into the snow on hard carves.  By 1200 the snow surface was getting saturated and I would expect crust on many slopes tomorrow. 

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