Observation: Cardiff Fork

Observation Date
01/22/2018
Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Off and on snowfall; perhaps added another 2" during the day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
12"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Weekend storm snow now a settled 30cm; little wind or sun effect noted.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Minor sluffing noted in low density in steepest terrain.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

Spent a good deal of time looking at different ECT and PST tests. ECTX and two PST tests: PST30,40/100 below.  Deep tap tests showed little propagation.  

Representative area 9700' NNW HS 115; with 30cm of settled fist stellars and df's with varying degrees of 4F/1F slab until the bottom 30cm of 4F- depth hoar.  

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