Detailed Observation

Date2018-12-05
LocationValdez
ObserverKaren
AvalancheN

General Observations

Noon to 2:00. Flat light. Calm winds. Southern ridge of Catchers Mitt. 0 Celsius. 4-8cm roller balls forming on SSE face of ridge. Top 10cm of snowpack was moist. At 2900' probed a bench on the NW face of the ridge. Snow 60cm deep. Probed through a uniform pack to a narrow ice crust at about 50cm deep. Weak layer was between ice crust and ground.

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