CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 03/09/2020
Name: Cosmo
Subject: Cement
Elevation: 9300-12000

Weather: Partly cloudy and pretty warm. Storm totals ranged from <1” down low to 2.5 or 3 inches up higher.

Snowpack: Variable. All aspects had some kind of crust, though north facing slopes up high the crust was pretty minimal. Had one collapse with shooting cracks late in the afternoon on low angle SE facing terrain at 10000’. Failed on crust about 20 cm down from snow surface. Cracks ran about 40 yards across the slope along a convexity and about 25 or 30 yards down slope. Snow surface and collapsed later were very wet. Below 10k’ snowpack is pretty rotten.