Observation: Garden City Bowls

Observation Date
02/11/2018
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Garden City Bowls
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Clear becoming overcast in the afternoon. No real wind today.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
1"
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Gamutt of snow conditions today.  We did find good riding conditions in Garden City Bowls today.  It was quite suprising and a nice change from breakable crust.  There are still many areas with breakable wind crusts, melt freeze crusts, and rime crusts.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Comments

I was able to get a couple of wind drifts to crack today.  These propagated a lot easier than I expected.  Seems like it has been a little while since we have had enough snow and wind to get wind slab formation but thats that.  No notable pit results today ECTN and some CTM, H but thats all.  Most of the snow where we dug (ENE 8100ft) was all facets with some crust intermixed.  The only non-faceted layer was right under the rime crust.  This snow was a touch damp.  HS 85cm.  I was also supprised how much weaker the snow was in Garden City than where we were yesterday.  All faceted through pretty much.  There is no slab where we dug.  Whole snowpack is facets again.  At least where we were.

Just some fluff!

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