Observation: Whiskey Hill

Observation Date
12/31/2017
Observer Name
Mike Fogg

Region:

Location Name or Route
Near Whiskey Hill
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
clear sunny clam 29 degrees at 8100 about 12:00 noon
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

non supportable crust. if you step off your machine you'll sink to you knee

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
felt the snow pack collaps in multiple places all above 8000 ft.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

persistent slab 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments

can see many places where the wind has transported snow

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8100
Slope Angle
25
Comments

very sensitive ECT. the column broke with 0 taps. It broke when i cut the back of the column with the saw. I was very surprised to see it collapse while cutting the back of the column

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