Observation: Moffit Peak

Observation Date
03/21/2017
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin

Region:

Location Name or Route
Moffit Peak
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Another morning with no refreeze and the snow continues to melt. Scattered to mostly cloudy as the day went on and moderate to gusty southwest winds on the ridge lines.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
A trace of new snow from yesterday and the snow conditions are quite hit or miss.
Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
No new red flags to report, just continued soft snow conditions, with some supportable dense snow on the very high north facing slopes. It is nice however to mention something new with today's gusty winds were stirring up the trace of new snow. This did not change the hazard, as the snow was likely sublimating and not much was hitting the ground.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
There was minimal heating today with clouds and wind keeping the wet activity pretty minor.
Comments
Not great photos, but the trace of new snow was getting blown around on the ridge lines. This snow looked to just sublimate with the warm air temperatures.
The south facing slopes have lost some decent snow amounts.
Some very isolated wet sluffs on mid and low elevation north facing slopes.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates