Observation: Monitors

Observation Date
03/7/2018
Observer Name
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Region:

Location Name or Route
Monitors
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
High thin clouds mixing in with blue skies, warm with not much of a breeze to keep things cool.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

There seemed to be much less snow in the Monitors than in Cardiff yesterday, there's about a foot of settled creamy snow resting on a soft base in both bowls. By the time of our exit there was damp snow on SE,SW,S, and E facing

Comments

Both S and W Monitor had storm snow avalanches during the storm but no evidence of anything going into older layering. Both bowls also had natural cornice drops that didn't produce avalanching either. Skiers left side of South Monitor was getting damp by the afternoon and some wet activity was noted on the SE facing from today and yesterday. Didn't really seem like there was enough weight in the last storm to tip any scales in the terrain covered. S through E will be crusted in the AM at least in the 10'000ft sun exposed realm, W might get crusted as well.

Photos: wet activity, and natural cornice drops in South Monitor Bowl.

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