Koenig Lake

Location Name: 
Koenig Lake
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:25
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: 

New snow accumulations of 25cm at 9500'. There is a Wind Slab instability with the newly loaded snow from yesterday. The new accumulation sits atop a more firm Windpacked layer which showed the ability to initiate fracture with moderate forces. This interface is buried 20-30cm deep & can be found with quick hand pits & its results are repeatable in snowpack tests. The structure of the snowpack below is in stable shape with minor inconsistencies.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Graupel
Creeks
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: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Increasing clouds with swirling winds for most of the afternoon. A mix of rime & graupel fell throughout the ride which was rolling down the snow surface. 25cm of new snow fell yesterday & was effected by wind.