Leavitt Lake

Location Name: 
Leavitt Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 04/02/2022 - 16:32
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

While tracking the overnight lows in search of a freeze, this morning felt more like a spring melt cycle than a melt-freeze cycle. We decided to travel up to Leavitt Lake to see how snow surfaces were shaping up. We parked at the pullout just below the junction of HWY 108 and the cutoff road to Leavitt Lake. Most Snotel sites reported above freezing temperatures with Lobdell Lake being the outlier. Snow surfaces rapidly warmed today and Leavitt and Virginia Lakes Snotels hit 51 degrees this afternoon.

Stepping off the machines into the snow my boot sunk in 12 inches. Not much instability was seen despite the rapid warming. With the right slope angle and aspect, human triggered wet loose avalanches were possible today. We stayed clear of large convex southern slopes.

The requisite snow that provides access to motorized use of the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area is fading fast with these warm temperatures. We will be monitoring snow totals closely this coming week. Thanks for tuning in this season and keep an eye out for more updates on the BWRA in early April.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: