Observation: Miller Bowl, East

Observation Date
12/5/2017

Region:

Location Name or Route
South Tony Grove, Miller Bowl East
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2'
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Very nice powder conditions...

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Persistent layer consisting of small facets and perhaps surface hoar in places above strong Thanksgiving crusts 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

noted some drifting in exposed upper elevation terrain

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8700
Slope Angle
40
Comments

Evidence of a fairly widespread natural cycle from during the intense storm Sunday night (12/3/17).  Avalanche crowns were visible on many steep slopes between 8000' and 9000' facing north through east.  There was 4 or 5 inches of very light powder on the bed surfaces of the avalanches.

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