Lower Snodgrass

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 12/28/2020
Name: Steve Banks

 

Zone: Southeast Mountains
Location: Lower Snodgrass
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9800

 

Avalanches: None noted
Weather: Light snow throughout the day with even lighter winds. Mild temps felt like low 20’s. New snow accumulation of about 3-4” from overnight and through the day.
Snowpack: Weak AF. There is about a foot and a half of snow where we were. 4” below the surface is a thin buried weak layer (suspect SH/SF) which popped out in CT tests but did now propagate in ECTs. This will be another one to watch with this incoming storm or the next. Midway through the snowpack is the horribly weak weak layer. 2-4mm facets. This was resting on a 2” thick decomposing crust, with weak faceted snow (just becoming DH) on the ground. Multiple Easy to Moderate CT and ECTP test results on this weak layer, all above the crust.