Observation: Cutler Ridge

Observation Date
04/9/2017
Observer Name
Brett Verhoef

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cuttler Ridge
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Approx 20mph gusts.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
10"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Wind drifted slab on all southeast through northeast aspects
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments
Noticeable whoomping
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Problem #1 Comments
7500+ ft. Nearly all aspects showed signs of either wind scour or slab. ECTP 23.
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
32
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates