Observation: Stump Hollow

Observation Date
01/10/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Stump Hollow
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Rain-crust now capping very weak faceted snow at lower elevations.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

I could see a good deal of drifting going on at mid and upper elevations. 

Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
7200
Slope Angle
24
Comments

Missing the Thanksgiving crust and November snow up higher.

I found nasty buried faceted snow everywhere in the Stump Hollow Area.  I also triggered several localized collapses and plenty of deep shooting cracks, some up to around 20' long.

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