Observation: Tony Grove Lake

Observation Date
02/16/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove Area
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Increasing, gusty SW winds, strong at times... Went from some sun and nice visibility in the morning to flat light and cloudy, with light snow, then moderately heavy snowfall in the afternoon.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
17"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Very nice powder riding conditions, with significantly deeper new snow at upper elevations.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
Obvious significant drifting going on...
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Looks like dangerous wind slab conditions are developing on drifted upper elevation slopes.

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
7500
Slope Angle
34
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates