Weekly Profile

Red Flags:
Wind

Updated:
Monday, Feb 27, 2017 7:31 PM
Observer(s):
Jonas
Position:
Pro Ob
Location:
Tam Rim Area
Ob Date/Time:
Mon, Feb 27, 2017 - 1:18 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:

Attached is weekly profile.

Today's avalanche problems were LOOSE DRY and WIND SLABS in isolated pockets near ridge tops...

As the day went on, winds continued to rip out of the West. The snow on the ground was very light / dry and easily moved by the wind. I would expect WIND SLABS to become more of a concern over the next few days.

If you look closely at the profile, you will see weak snow 40-50 cm down, under some dense snow. There wasn't much of a load on it today and so caused no problems. With the new snow and wind in the forecast, this layer might come into play.

Jonas


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