Wet snow obs

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 04/10/2016
Name: EM
Subject: Wet snow obs
Aspect: North, North East, East
Elevation: 10000 -11500

Avalanches: Several minor point releases on east and north aspects. Nothing gauged in to older snow, limited to new snow only.
Weather: In the morning cloud cover was in and out. The sun was out for much of the morning. New snow accumulations at 11500 were 10cm. Air temps were warm, just above freezing, causing snow on north facing slopes to become slightly moist even in shade by noon.
Snowpack: 10 cms of new snow over the weekend. In one location at 11500,NNE facing, 33* slope had free water make it 30 cm down from surface. At 30 cms it refroze in to an ice lens. It was still approximately 20cm above our most recent dust layer.

Ski conditions were supportive through noon with minor loose and roller activity on north aspects. East facing terrain at noon had lost its support and was very wet.