Schuylkill ridgeline/Pittsburgh Rollers

CB Avalanche Center 2015-16 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 01/09/2016
Name: andrew breibart
Subject: Schuylkill ridgeline/Pittsburgh Rollers
Aspect: North East, South West
Elevation: ATL/NTL/BTL

Avalanches: NE Aspect above tree line: SS-AS-R1-D1 on >35 degree convexity. Slab was 2 inches deep and didn’t have force to knock a person down.
Weather: Overcast and light winds for most part with pockets of sun. One 15 minute period of S1 snow produced 1cm of snow in skin track a the top of the rollers. That same time period produced winds that transported snow along the surface NTL, but not enough to create new wind slabs or change avalanche hazard.
Snowpack: NE: BTL/NTL up to 8 inches of new snow (48 hours)
NE: ATL: 12 inches of snow (48 hours)
SW: 5 inches of snow with sun crust below (48 hours)