Observation: Bloomington Canyon

Observation Date
01/1/2018
Observer Name
Ben

Region:

Location Name or Route
Bloomington Canyon
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
We spent new years at the Bloomington canyon yurt. Temps were mild when we arrived on Friday 12/29/17 with calm winds. Saturday was overcast and very windy. Snow was blowing in the skin track between laps. Sunday was clear calm and cold with temps in the mid to low 20's. New years day was cold and calm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

The snow was soft of Friday with a little wind buff. During the night the winds were strong and we woke up to most snow being wind damaged. Wind crust and wind buff were wide spread on most aspects and even in some tree sheltered terrain. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Still getting collapsing and cracking. Snow devils and blowing snow were visible most of the day Saturday. Snow sounded hollow on wind crusts and sometimes would even collapse.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments

Seems like the same layer is causing issues on aspects from West-North-East. 

Snow Profile

A few snow nerd stuffs and some pretty amazingly ok turns. Oh and good music. 

Cracks on the road up.

Keeping it mellow.

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