Repeat Offender & Lil' Buddy

Location Name: 
Repeat Offender & Lil' Buddy
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:00
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 new 10cm had fallen overnight. The most notable layers were a stout rain crust with melt grains held together by ice bonds below it. The heavy rains associated with the AR have created this firm layer that is doing a great job of bridging. The snowpack in this location was 225cm. I performed a PST, ECT, & a CT; all of which gave me no instability info. The concern remains with the surface layer of new snow & its ability to react as a Wind Slab.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
PST
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
North
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

It was cold with a North wind that was light. I had my digital thermometer freeze due to -12C (10F). It wasn't snowing as I began my snow pit but it came in while I was working. For some time it was snowing at a S1-S2 rate with wind broken particles & rime.