Anthracites

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 11/25/2019
Name: Zach Kinler

Subject: Anthracites
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South, North West
Elevation: 10,000-11,500

Weather: OVC with intermittent S-1 beginning around 12:00, light SW wind, temps in the mid 20s steady

Snowpack: HS on N-E: 45-70 cm, S-SE 15-30cm. 30-40 cm of October snow exists from N-E and wind sheltered NW features at this elevation. The weakest snow was on sheltered northerly slopes where a razor thin crust sits on top of well developed 3 mm facets and multiple collapses were triggered on small terrain features. Large surface hoar up to 10 mm was observed on these same slopes. As you travel toward East, the crust grew to 4 cm with slightly larger facets underneath.

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