Observation: Naomi Peak, East Face Area

Observation Date
03/18/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove, East Magog, Naomi Peak
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Stayed nice and cold, cloudy, and windy
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
12"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Cold temperatures and cloud cover kept the fresh powder nice on all aspects today.  It's much deeper at upper elevations, a few inches of dust-on-crust at mid-elevations, and not much down low.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Only very small, soft wind slabs, a few sluffs, and cornice falls observed even at upper elevations today.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Problem #2 Comments

Loose wet avalanches entraining the fresh snow will become an issue when the high angled spring sun comes out again tomorrow.

Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
8800
Slope Angle
32
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates