Observation: Brighton Perimeter

Observation Date
03/21/2018
Observer Name
chester

Region:

Location Name or Route
Brighton periphery
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
In clouds then out in am. Sunny later. Skins globbing 1pm. No snow moving.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
New snow filled in old tracks a bit. Nw-ne snow fantastic, even low angle above 9000. Heated up, skins glopping 1pm, Snow snails 2 pm east side of compass. Not much wind action,, snow on ground stayed there. but suspect snow falling was moving a bit in light wind
Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Limited cracking on facets 2"-4" deep, flaking in 2 layers.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Deep Slab
Snow Profile
Comments
Small cracking. Only observed in one spot.
Dug a pit in same spot as last week. I wanted to see how persistent weak layer below dust crust is doing. Ectx on that layer. I also did a deep tap test 3 times only 1 fractured-q2 resistant planar. Better than last time I dug here. May be slowly healing at this location. Beggining of storm snow started out w grauple mixed in. Ectp12 q1 on this grauple pooling layer,. Pit is below small cliff, so grauple pooling. See shovel pic. 235cm deep here. I tried a test slope, it was short slope, no luck, maby too much compression. Grauple is suppose to heal quickly....
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates