Avalanche Class

Location Name: 
Leavitt Snotel
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 13:24
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

There was visible evidence of melting happening on the surface of the snowpack. In shaded areas of the alpine a plyable melt-freeze crust, 2cm thick, had a thin layer of near surface facets below it. Below that exists a large layer of decomposing fragments transported by the wind. My probe could not reach the ground in my pit location but adjacent depths averaged 280cm around 10,000'. We are on the verge of having Loose Wet afternoon avalanches. CT 21@ 13cm RP; CT 29@ 32cm RP; CT 31!@ 33cm RP (AK smash)

Snowpack photos: 
A Brazil nut
Avalanche awareness
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Uninhibited sun and warmth today. No wind, suprisingly.