Observation: St, Charles Canyon

Observation Date
01/19/2018
Observer Name
Mike Fogg

Region:

Location Name or Route
St Charles
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Weather Comments
Snow began about 9am and snowed all day. the snow seemed to be coming in right side up. Still somewhat wet snowball packable snow by mid afternoon. gained about 4 in by 3pm
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

packable wet high density snow.

total snow depth at 9200 ft was 145cms

Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments
persistant weak layer, new slab building on top I did feel colapsing in one spot
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

the persistent weak layer is not going anywhere anytime soon

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Storm Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments

Heavy new snow

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
9200
Slope Angle
25
Comments

snowing most of the day.  wet sticky snow in the morning that seemed to get slightly less wet throughout the day.

tried to catch a few of the falling snow flakes

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