Leavitt Creek - Point 10472

Location Name: 
Leavitt Creek - Point 10472
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 03/25/2021 - 13:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing

Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
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Today we snowmobiled up Leavitt Creek to near treeline on point 10472 and then toured to the top. Clouds increased through the day with few clouds in the morning eventually becoming broken in the afternoon. Light snow showers began falling during our exit around 3:30 pm. Winds were in the moderate to strong category out of the west at ridge top. Most lower elevations were calmer, but the wind was funnelling and creating windy conditions in select lower elevation locations as well. We only observed a small amount of snow transport off the highest peaks today. Temperatures were warm and mid to low elevation northerly aspects were experiencing some minor greenhousing in the afternoon. The top inch or two of snow was getting moist. Mid to low elevation southerlies experienced significant solar heating today and the top several inches were wet. The winds kept southerlies above tree line mostly frozen. Some protected near tree line northerlies held settled powder and provided pleasant riding conditions. On above tree line northerlies, snow surfaces were variable and wind affected with a mix of soft sastrugi and wind crusts. We observed some small cracking on unsupported winds crusts. We observed evidence of 3 natural D1 wind slabs today on above tree line east facing terrain. One was below a cornice on the leeward side of the ridge above Ski Lake. The crown appeared fresh and around 30 feet wide and 6-12" deep. The other two were near repeat offender and were older. The debris were still visible but the crowns had been filled in. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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