Observation: Tony Grove

Observation Date
03/28/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco, Weed, Davis

Region:

Location Name or Route
White Pine Knob, Tony Grove area
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Beautiful spring day in the mountains. Temps were mild at all but upper elevations which stayed quite cool.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
10"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Depending on aspect and elevation, the snow was a mixed bag. Due north and/or shaded the snow was quite dry but anything else and it was somewhere on the damp/wet spectrum. Fun turning and riding conditions on a very supportable base. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
rapid warming combined with yesterday's decent shot of snow was a recipe for predictable human triggered avalanches on slopes steeper than about 38 degrees.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Problem #1 Comments

see video

Comments

Found some good test slopes to see how the new snow was reacting to the sun/heating. We managed to pushalanche quite a bit but only on steep slopes. They all ran further than we expected and entrained quite a bit of snow. 

Other than that generally good stability. 

Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates