Gothic Townsite Snow Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/23/2016
Name: billy barr
Subject: Gothic Townsite Snow Obs
Elevation: 9300

Weather: Steady moderate snow starting just around sunset and going all night with light wind around 3 a.m. Very warm again with the overnight temperature range of 26 to 27F so once again a very dense snow. Currently snowing moderately with 10½” new and water of 0.88″ (though I have not measured that manually yet and the instrumentation may have that hour delay in posting that data). There is winters deepest of 45½” of snowpack. Once again above at least 8% water content and possibly more. I will update with measured numbers at 7 a.m. or so. billy