Early Shot

Location Name: 
Early Shot
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 12:53
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: 

A fairly right-side-up snowpack for our low elevation assessment. Moist grains exist below the new powder snow, & is quite stable. A melt-freeze crust 36cm down is of low concern but is an interface showing a lemon in density change. Wind Slabs on NE aspects are still thick & loaded & will remain a concern. Cornice falls have been producing minor D1 avalanches in all elevations.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Calm to light west winds were casting minor transport at out 7500' elevation. The day ended with patchy sun & pleasant turns.