Quick post-storm obs

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/09/2019
Name: Eric Murrow

Subject: Quick post-storm obs
Elevation: 8600′-9600′


A few below treeline slides on northerly aspects – two were small storm slabs in small repeater paths from January cycle. Two others were large in size and looked to have failed deeper in the snowpack. Two near treeline slides on Cement Mountains north side on drifted features- one D2 and another D2.5 which may have trimmed a few trees. Did not get good views into alpine terrain at the head of the valley.

Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies during the midday with low-level clouds moving in and out limiting visibility. Light winds at valley bottom without any visible transport noticed at upper elevations during periods of good visibility.

Snowpack: HS measurement at 9,600′ at valley bottom was an average of about 170cm. Top 75cm’s were storm snow since 2/28 with 4.6″SWE.