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Observation: Emma Ridges

Observation Date
01/10/2018
Observer Name
Bo Torrey, Quinn Graves

Region:

Location Name or Route
Emma Ridges
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Light to moderate snowfall rates. Calm to light winds. Anywhere from 8 to 14 inches of new snow. Medium to high density snow, falling right side up (meaning the snow density decreased as the storm moved through).
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
12"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments

Medium to high density snow. This kind of snow skis and boards well on lower angle slopes. Ski penetration roughly 6"

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

The recent load has made these easy to trigger and identify in snowpit test. Breaking 16" down below the previous snow surfaces' melt freeze crust.

 

 

Snow Profile
Aspect
Southeast
Elevation
9100
Slope Angle
35
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates