Observation: Monitors

Observation Date
04/28/2017
Observer Name
mark white

Region:

Location Name or Route
Monitors
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Cold, cloudy and lightly snowing most of the day, moderate NW winds on the ridgeline not bad down in the drainages
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

4 to 5 inches of new light density snow overlying a spongy and supportable base

Comments

pbots s

 

A trip to the Monitors today revealed a stable right side up snowpack, with last night low density snow resting on denser well bonded snow underneath. The only activity noted was shallow wind slabs right off the ridgeline but they where small in size and easily  managed with ski cuts. Cold temps kept all aspect dry throughout the day. I would expect dry snow on all aspects  above 9000ft in the AM. Things might get interesting if things heat up rapidly, there's lots of new snow and water weight in the upper 3 feet of snow right now and rapid change in temperatures will exacerbate activity

Photos: shallow wind slab in S Monitor, and dry spring powder

 

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