Leavitt Lake

Location Name: 
Leavitt Lake
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:00
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Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
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Today we snowmobiled up to Leavitt Lake in the BWRA and then toured up to point 10940. There were some scattered thin clouds, but the sun remained strong. Winds were generally light but moderate out of the SW at ridge top. Temperatures were warm. We generally toured on northerly and easterly terrain between 9,600 ft and 10,900 ft. Around noon, easterly aspects around 10,000 ft had several inches of wet snow at the surface, but remained supportable to both skis and boots. Boot pen was around ankle deep. As we gained the ridgeline and moved onto northeasterly aspects snow surfaces became less wet with only a couple inches of wet snow on top of dry snow. Descending a northerly facing slope around 10,000 ft around 1:45 PM we observed similar conditions with a couple of centimeters of wet surface snow above dry snow. On the steepest and most due northerly part of the slope, dry snow remained at the surface.  We then climbed back up to 10,100 ft and skied an east facing slope around 2:30 PM. There were several inches of wet snow at the surface and boot pen was around boot top. Steeper pitches produced only small rollerballs. We also observed widespread rough snow surfaces with small penitentes in many areas. Getting back to the Leavitt Lake junction at 8,500 ft around 3PM, the snowpack was semi-supportable to boots with occasional postholes to the ground and fully supportable to skis. Coverage is getting thin at lower elevations. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
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