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Observation: Humpy Creek

Observation Date
01/20/2018
Observer Name
Weston Deutschlander

Region:

Location Name or Route
Humpy Creek
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Weather was all over the place today. Obscured to scattered, S1 to S6 and even ended the day with sunshine. Cold, actually felt like winter.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
11"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

11" but with no wind. Old snowmobile tracks still hadn't filled in yet. Micro winds made for interesting surface texture.  I rarely see such calm winds out there. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
Had one crack and one collapse today. Crack was on a wind drift and collapse was on a bush. Loose dry did run a bit further than I would have thought
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments

Basal facets were garbage and pouring off of glove.  Old crusts seemed supportable with up to 2+ft of relatively new snow. 2nd to last storm that came in warm was consolidating and the light density snow on top seemed to be bonding. 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Problem #2 Comments

South wind was making cornice's before the storm and now North wind is building in the opposite direction.  

Comments

Only saw one of these today. Wind drift building from N winds starting to slab up. Wind was so faint it was almost unnoticable yet there was evidence all over the place of wind transport. 

Loose dry ran a bit further than I would have thought. If you were aware of it, it wouldn't even knock you off your feet. If you weren't aware of it, it could potentially push you someplace you wouldn't want to be. 

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