Observation: West Willow

Observation Date
12/26/2017
Observer Name
Matt Park

Region:

Location Name or Route
West Willow Ridge
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments
Lots of surface hoar observed.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
9600
Slope Angle
21
Comments
Snow Depth 95cm ECTP10 SC 45cm Failed on facets .5 to 1mm above Thanksgiving crust RB2 Q1 47cm Failed on facets .5 to 1 mm above Thanksgiving crust Multiple collapses were heard and felt along the ridge line between Silver Peak (10,006') and just past where the West Willow Ridge connects, down to about 9,400'
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High
Snow Profile Coordinates