Observation: Snowbasin Backcountry

Observation Date
01/8/2018
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Snowbasin Backcountry
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Lots of cross loading out of the SSW on anythign N through E on the compass
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Comments

Lots of wind transport today.  No real slab formation below wind ~ 8000 ft.  Easy CT results on the NSF from pre Jan 6th.  These were failing in the CT SC 4-6 range.   ECT results were not as impressive.  ECTN 26 and EXTX x 2.  PST also showed the lack of slab.  PSTSF x 2.  No good propagation.  

Rime

Honetly in some places considerable at upper elevations N-E but low everywhere else.  Moderate tomorrow depends on rain/snow amounts.  Windslabs were stubborn by the end of the day.

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