Irwin profile

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/15/2018
Name: Steve Banks

Subject: Irwin profile
Aspect: West
Elevation:

Avalanches:
Weather:
Snowpack: Dug a quick pit at 11,000’ on a West aspect in a slightly shaded spot. Found 73 cms of snow (much shallower higher, Little Deeper down lower).
No slab to speak of, but a CT column collapsed (SC) while cutting the back 19 cm up from the ground on the facet/depth hoar at the ground.
Strong solar and mild temps (high of 31 F) had the surface snow moistening with cinnamon buns rolling down the hill. Persistent but light NW winds helped with cooling up higher.

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