Observation: Mt.Magog, East Bench

Observation Date
02/1/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove, Mt. Magog Area
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Strong
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Rain-Rime Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Cornice
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments

There was evidence of a few recent natural cornice fall and wind slab avalanches off the South Ridge of Mt. Magog

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments

Still finding poor snow structure, with well developed buried facets, and snowpit tests continue to indicate slab propagation.  Dangerous avalanches are unlikely but possible on steep slopes with shallow, weak snow.

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8800
Slope Angle
26
Video

Large cornices and natural avalanches on the south ridge of Mt. Magog

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