Observation: Naomi Peak

Observation Date
01/18/2018
Observer Name
Matt S.

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove to Mt Naomi
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Pre frontal conditions. A skiff of graupel fell today in advance of tomorrow’s storm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Cornice
Problem #1 Comments
Cornice formations are present along ridgetops after recent high winds.
Comments
Skied up Tony Grove road, then followed approximate route of trail to the top of Mt Naomi. SE, S and SW aspects were generally stable, with no observed cracking or movement. Risk will obviously increase significantly in the coming days as the next storm is forecast to add over 12” of new snow.
Photo is looking toward the south approach to Mt Naomi summit.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates