Snodgrass Field Observation

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/01/2016
Name: Jimmy Buchanan
Subject: Snodgrass Field Observation
Aspect: South East
Elevation: 10,700′

Avalanches: None
Weather: Sunny and clear, calm winds, no precipitation. Air temperature was -8° C.
Snowpack: Observed rounding surface hoar on this 33 degree southeast facing slope. HS was 93 cm, with a -7° C surface temperature and -9° C 20cm below the surface. The christmas storm slab has continued to round and strengthen with sun exposure on this SE facing slope, but the slab was still very reactive on the bottom layer of 3-4 mm depth hoar. An extended column test yielded ECTP15 Q1 SC.