Observation: Primrose Cirque

Observation Date
12/1/2017
Observer Name
Hardesty, Covington, Torrey

Region:

Location Name or Route
Primrose Cirque to Emerald Lake
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Overnight "storm" brought a trace to an inch to the Provo mountains.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Rough going.  The photos tell the story.   Patches of old snow leftover from last winter with wind hammered and faceted snow left over from the past two months.  

The weather story from mid-mountain 7500' at Sundance - thanks to UDOT Provo canyon for the company and wx history:

September 23/24th storm - 5"/0.69" with monthly water totals of 2.73"

October water numbers - 1.66"

November - 4.5" snow/0.50" water

Overall finding "patches" of snow above 9500' on northerly aspects up to 12" deep where semi-protected.  This wildly variable due to extensive wind damage.  See photos below of representative snow structure.  Generally, SE-S-W holds no snow whatsoever.

Comments

Photos of thin coverage on Timpanogos.  Wore running shoes to Hidden Cirque.

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