Observation: Monte Cristo

Observation Date
12/3/2017
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Powder/Monte
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Wind is starting to pick up. Hopefully the front arrives soon. 43 degress at 9000 ft 57 degrees at 6000 ft. Balmy!
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments

Well it is what it is.  No snow on any S aspects.  Up to 40 cms of snow at the deepest at 9000 ft on N aspect.

Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
None
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Above 8500 ft on N through E aspects

Avalanche Problem #2
Trend
Increasing Danger
Comments

Went to check and see how well the forecast matched what we are seeing here in the ogden mountains.  Most of the snow from this storm will land on bare ground.  Upper elevation N aspects do have snow.  We will see how poorly the new snow bonds with the current snow surface,  The current snow surface is a bit faceted but I think this will heal with warm snow (rain) today.  We will see though.  The nice part is it is only about 10cms at most of poor snow.  The snow is well bonded to ground.  ECTX times 2!!

Photo 1  N aspect 7200 ft

Photo 2  S aspect 8200ft

Photo 3  N aspect 9000 ft

Photo 4 S aspect 9000 Ft

Photo 1 Current Snow situation at 9000 F N aspect.

Photo 2  Snow is well bonded to ground.  Good news!

Photo 3 Snow profile.  Not so bad!

Storm blowing around some dust

Low Avalanche Danger at upper elevation N through E aspects  (above 8500)

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates