Observation: Logan

Observation Date
12/29/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Garden City Bowls
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Very windy in exposed terrain.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments

The snow surface on the west face is a hodgepodge of breakable wind crusts and punchy shallow rotten snow. 

The bowls are still shallow but skiable. Less wind hammered but mixed bag of soft snow and wind jacked. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments

The snowpack in the bowls is exactly the same as we've been observing everywhere. Slab on top of facets. 

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8600
Slope Angle
26
Comments

Slab on top of a crust/facet multilayered sandwich. The biggest concern is still the facets on top of the Thanksgiving crust. Very weak interface with little change in strength. ECTP 16.

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