Detailed Observation

Date2019-12-15
LocationValdez
ObserverGareth Brown
AvalancheN

General Observations

North Oddessey and School bus up to 4500′.  Partly cloudy, no precip, no wind, mid 20 F.

Found a variety of snow surfaces today, ranging from stripped surfaces to soft snow that was lightly wind touched.  Found wind slab of 1 finger to 4 finger density that was 2-4 inches deep.  The majority of surface conditions we found in the areas that we traveled consisted of wind slab. 

The windslab had very easy to easy shears on hand shear tests.  In a snowpit on North Odessey shoulder at 3400,’ found no signs of propagation, but did find easy results in the upper snowpack.  ECTN4 down 10 cms and ECTN22 down 30cms.  

 

 

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