Observation: Gold Hill

Observation Date
01/5/2018
Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander

Region:

Location Name or Route
Gold Hill
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Cool in the morning, warm during the day. The diurnal cycle is taking its toll on the snowpack.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

Massive temperature gradient in the first 10cm of snow.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Loose dry on steep N where cohesion is at an all time low. Unknown occurrance.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments

Crusts are starting to break down with the gradient regime.

Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9800
Slope Angle
18
Comments

Christmas storm took a bit of wind in pit location. 65cm HS. Crusts are starting to break down.  Basal facets still will clump together when squeezed but becoming less pronounced. Poor, poor structure. 

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