Gothic 7am weather report

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 12/24/2021
Name: Billy Barr

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Route Description: Gothic townsite

Observed avalanche activity: No
Weather: Thursday had light snowfall but very dense in the morning, picking up in the afternoon with 5″ new snow and 0.64″ water by sunset. After dark it became heavy and stayed that way overnight with thankfully only minimal wind with an additional 17½” of snow and 1.60″ of water. This gave a 24 hour total of 22½” and a whopping 2.24″ of water- this time period was 10% water content, remembering that long term December average is 6.35%. The high-temperature yesterday was 33ºF and that came towards midnight. The overnight low was 29F and that is the current with no wind at this time and moderate snowfall. The snowpack sits at winter’s deepest of 38″.

No visibility but i could hear some slides running while i was out, though off the face of Gothic this is common. –I shall enjoy the morning cup of tea and an orange. billy