Advancing water front

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations, Snow Profiles

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/15/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Advancing water front
Aspect: East, South East, South
Elevation: 9000-9500 ft

Avalanches: None
Weather: Clear, calm, hot.
Snowpack: Good 30 to 40 cm refreeze overnight. Snow remained supportive on skis until we finished at 1:30 p.m., but started becoming unsupportive to foot pen around 12:30 p.m. Perfect corn in the morning.
Dug one pit on an E aspect BTL. The water front has advanced about 30 cm (very wet grains), and the problematic facet/crust layer is about 45 cm deep (moist). See photo.