Observation: Spring City Canyon

Observation Date
12/22/2017
Observer Name
Brett Kobernik

Region:

Location Name or Route
Spring City Canyon
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
A little gusty along the ridgetops, enough to transport a little snow.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Very nice new snow, too bad there isn't a decent base yet!

Comments

There were really no red flags and no significant current avalanche concerns noted today.  To make it simple, the trouble is still to come on the high elevation north facing slopes.  The new very low density powder is sitting on top of quite weak faceted sugary snow.  The current structure isn't prone to slab avalanches.  We need a more stout layer of snow (a slab) added on top of the weak snow to get the weak snow to fail and cause avalanches.  It is almost sure to happen at some point but not without some more storms.

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