Observation: Chalk Creek

Observation Date
03/24/2017
Observer Name
Craig Gordon

Region:

Location Name or Route
Chalk Creek
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Stunning day inthe mountains with 4"6" of dense snow found in upper elevation terrain
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
6"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Nice little reset for the eastern front.

Frosted trees and shallow cream.

Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
No huge red flags today. Snowpack very predictable and well behaved.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments


A few shallow wind slabs, but these are spotty at best. Bigger concern are the ginormous corni that are breaking naturally.

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