Slate Obs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 12/08/2018
Name: Joey Carpenter

Subject: Slate Obs
Aspect: South, South West, West
Elevation: 9600-116000

Avalanches:

E face of Richmond 12.2k. SS-N-R1-D2, probably ran yesterday. Observed from very far away.

Numerous point releases on solar aspects in steep terrain.

NE aspect below Schuykill ridge 10k. SS-N-R1-D1, likely from yesterday.

Weather: Varied between FEW and SCT clouds throughout the day with brief periods of S-1 snowfall midday. 5-10mph winds out of the W/NW created light snow transport on W facing aspects ATL, if they weren’t already scoured.
Snowpack: 45cm average HS WSW aspect ~10k held melt freeze crust with small facets below from early Nov snow. Thanksgiving storm and snow from last ~10 days is uniform (4F) .

100cm avg HS SW aspect 11k. Three moderate sized collapses in flat, sheltered terrain all within ~20 minutes of each other.

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