Leavitt Lake

Location Name: 
Leavitt Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 13:00
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We rode to Leavitt Lake today to see how the rain/ snow was affecting the snowpack. When we left peoples gate rain was a slight drizzle. We encountered snow below 8000 ft that was wet to the ground. We saw dry snow at 8,750 which was only covering the top 6 inches of the snowpack., Indicating the snow either came in wet overnight or rain had fallen at that elevation earlier in the day.  As we drove up Leavitt Lake road the sleds were " snowplowing wet snow under the dry surface snow. When we reached Leavitt Lake at 9,500ft we were able to find dry snow 50 cm deep.  We skinned around Leavitt lake and dug a hasty pit on a SE aspect at 9,800 ft, HS 140cm, slope angle 28, Test results CT1Q1, ECTP12RP & ECTP13RP. Failures originated 30 cm deep on a density change. Further in the snowpack 2 septate crust layers were visible. We did not ski the slope.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour