Storm Check out at Pittsburg

CB Avalanche Center2018-19 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 02/03/2019
Name: Eric Murrow

Subject: Storm Check out at Pittsburg
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,200 – 10,600′


Weather: Lots of wind even at valley bottoms, a low roaring was audible at all times from heavy winds up high. Light graupel from 11am to 2pm while out.

Snowpack: Checking on storm snow at 10,600′ at 130pm – about 5 inches with .6 SWE. Most of the new precip came in the form of graupel.
Open terrain features below treeline were starting to drift and crack – less than a ski length. Storm snow was very cohesive and slab-like. HS through this BTL NE facing terrain was around 150 to 160cm.