Surface hoar

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Cement Creek Area
Date of Observation: 02/16/2017
Name: Jeff Banks
Subject: Surface hoar
Aspect: South East, South West, West
Elevation: 8,800-10,400

Avalanches: None
Weather: Clear & warm & calm
Snowpack: ~25-30cm refreeze last night
no signs of instability
SE-SW @ 8,800-10,400 SH was burned off but found it on W & N aspects
W aspect @ 9,360, @ ~13:00: SH (~5-10mm) & FC ~5cm deep on top of 3cm MFcr, then 5cm FC on top of strong MFcr