wind slab

Location Name: 
Koenig Lake Area
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/05/2022 - 16:16
Location Map: 


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

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

A report came in of a naturally triggered wind slab in the BWRA in a popular snowmachine area near Koenig Lake. The estimated size of the wind slab from the reporting party had a crown depth of 1 ft,  100 meters wide, and ran downslope about 100 meters.  No other signs of natural instability were seen in this area from the reporting party. 

 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest