5am Gothic Townsite Snow Obs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/28/2017
Name: billy barr
Subject: 5am Gothic Townsite Snow Obs
Elevation: 9300

Weather: Strong, steady wind until nearly 3 a.m. with driven, dense snow. Wind becomes light as snow picks up though still dense with 4½” new by 5:30 a.m. and water of 0.53″ (water is from instrumentation not official but probably very close). Snowpack back to 89½”, just 1½” below winters deepest. A nasty night, nasty morning and nasty winter (these views are those of the Gothic weather station and in no way reflect those of the greater CB area- even if they are correct).

Currently moderate snow and light, steady SW wind with obscured cloud cover. Temp. overnight ranging only from 22 to the current 19ºF. billy