Observation: Silver/Days

Observation Date
04/19/2018
Observer Name
Anna K

Region:

Location Name or Route
Silver-Days
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Moderate wind from SE all day. Transport observed on higher ridges
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
8"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
High North aspects still holding dry powder with the odd cookie lodged in there to keep it exciting. South held a 1-2" MF surface crust as of 2pm due to persistent wind and overcast skies. Other aspects vary widely from stripped to mixed crust/dry snow
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Moderate winds all day from the S-SE transporting snow on higher ridgelines. First warm day since Monday night's storm - solar aspects remained fairly crisp up high. Expect loose-wet activity still
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Wind Slab
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates