Leavitt Creek

Location Name: 
Leavitt Creek
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 13:30
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick survey and snowpit at the Leavitt Creek Rd & HWY 108 Junction.  Seemingly benign snowpack at this wind protected, mid elevation location.  Buried rocks, stumps, and downed trees just below the snow surface as well as stream crossings and drainages remain the most significant hazards at this time.  

Newly formed windslabs in isolated alpine terrain seem to be the primary concern.  Current conditions warrant caution as even being involved in a small avalanche would entail being carried over rocks, stumps and other objects at or just below the snow surface.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Calm to moderate gusty winds below treeline.  Little/no snow transport observed at 8500 ft.  High winds effecting ridgelines and exposed Alpine features with any snow left available for transport in these areas on the move.