108 Lap

Location Name: 
108 Lap
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 12:27
Location Map: 


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

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

4" of new snow at the trailhead & 8" in the 8500' elevation. West to Southwest winds were transporting snow to already large deposits on aspects NW-N-E-SE. The consistently moderate, gusting to strong, winds have stiffened the surface snow making travel somewhat more supportable from yesterday. The new storm & wind slabs will be avalanching naturally & could easily be triggered by a traveler on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. Winds have broken down the surface grains & a forming wind scab will be stiff above treeline. Sharp & exaggerated Cornices & wind scupted features tell a story of the winds associated with the AR & post storm showers.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Another really snowy & windy day in the BWRA. Blowing snow was the one constant today. Sun was seen for only moments today with 22F degrees at its warmest. S1-S2 rate of snowfall.