Observation: Tuscarora

Observation Date
04/12/2017
Observer Name
C Brown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tuscarora
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Light southerly winds noted on he ridge lines. No cloud cover to speak of, and very moderate temps, probably mid to high 30's above 10,500'.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Snow quality on high protected north was very nice settled cold powder, as you skied into lower angle aprons the snow had some sun on it but skied great later in the day.  Observed some wind, temperature and sun crusts on other aspects and elevations, but by the afternoon any skin had come off.  Lots of soft manky, sticky snow on mid-elevation slopes and southerly high elevation slopes.  

Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Snow was pretty well behaved today. Solar aspects had some loose wet activity, but any wind slabs that have formed seemed to have faceted out some and stablized. The snow below high elevation seems to be getting pretty mushy with the sun and high temps.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

Predictable and manageable but with the strong sun and the high temps this seems to be the only problem.

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