Observation: Patsy Marly

Observation Date
01/26/2018
Observer Name
Hardesty, Pflueger

Region:

Location Name or Route
Patsy Marley to Honeycomb
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Cold; little transport noted; enough sun in the afternoon that may have dampened southwest/west.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
8"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Low density snow sitting on hard wind and sun crusts in the more exposed terrain.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Poor structure just might be checked all winter....
Comments

Found only minor sluffing and shallow wind slab development off the Honeycomb ridgeline.  Old wind slabs from pre-frontal winds appeared to be welded in.  

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