Wet obs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 03/17/2017
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Wet obs
Aspect: East
Elevation: NTL

Avalanches: Evidence of wet loose activity from the past few days on low elevation northerly aspects, in addition to previously observed wet loose on sunnier aspects.
Weather: Few thin clouds. Hot temps; high of 50F at 10,200 ft. Light winds.
Snowpack: Handpit at 10:30 a.m. on an E aspect NTL had very wet grains in to top 20 cm, and moist snow below that There was an ice lens about 30 cm deep from previous pooling water that had refrozen overnight. Dense, wind affected snow at higher elevations appeared to be handling the warm-up better; remained supportive through mid-day except near rock bands, where skis were punching through. Lower elevation trees were unsupportive in the afternoon.