Gothic Townsite Snow Obs

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 02/08/2017
Name: billy barr
Subject: Gothic Townsite Snow Obs
Elevation: 9300

Weather: Well, I was sort of close- overnight was 5″ and 0.70″ of water- which is probably the densest snowfall I have ever recorded (14% water- usually around 6% this time of year). The 24 hour total was not much better with 10.5″ new snow and water of 1.15″. Snowpack at 82 1/2″ deep. Strong wind that has started to let up a bit, about 8-14 W and gusts to 20. Sky now overcast as cloud cover lifts a bit. Snow stopped around 5:30. New snow is like lead. Temp. range overnight 29 to 30F- nice and warm. Though using the term ‘nice’ with anything to do with current weather is not quite apropos. billy