Elkton Study Plot

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 12/04/2019
Name: Zach Kinler

Subject: Elkton Study Plot
Aspect: North East, East, South East, South, South West, West
Elevation: 10,400

Avalanches: No new avalanches observed.

Weather: FEW, Light West winds, Tair @12:40 was +1.0C. Strong solar, very comfortable day!

Snowpack: HS only increased by 3 cm since last Wednesday despite ~25 cm accumulation during the week. This settlement has created a 1F- hard slab sitting on top of the 11/25 Interface which is 2 mm facets capped with a 1 cm faceting crust. This structure, with the stiffer slab, was able to produce easy CT results (CT5 SC Q1) and propagating ECT results (ECTP10).

Moderate CT results (CT 20 RP Q2) and non-propagating ECT results (ECTN12) were observed at the 11/29 interface which consists of 1.5 mm near surface facets.