Observation: Mill Hollow

Observation Date
03/1/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Mill Hollow
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Short period of Moderate snowfall around 2:00pm
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
7"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

snow a bit damp and sticky down low in the afternoon

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Found widespread buried weak faceted layers....
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
7600
Slope Angle
34
Comments

We found calm, glassy, conditions down by the river in the afternoon.

There was certainly buried weak layers made up of sugary faceted snow on either side of deteriorating crusts.  ECT test showed full propagation with 19 taps on well developed 2 to 3 mm facets...

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