Full Profile from Tumalo Butte

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Thursday, Apr 4, 2019 7:58 PM
Pro Ob
Three Sisters Area (44.007555, -121.647439)
Ob Date/Time:
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 - 7:39 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
It has been hard for me to get excited about corn skiing with such an abrupt switch from cold winter powder. Now it sounds a lot better. The skiing today was pretty bad. The weather was warm and wet. It was snowing off and on, but the temperature was always well above freezing, and the sky was obscured.

I dug my monthly profile on the NNW side of Tumalo at 7,400 ft. There was 5 cm. of new snow and beneath that was Very Wet, weak snow (mush) down to 20 cm. below the surface. It was still easy to find the March 5th buried surface hoar down 56 cm. but this layer did not fail in any of my compression tests. In fact 2 compression tests both yielded no result. Check out the graph of my profile below for more specifics.

As I was skiing down at 1:00 pm it started snowing a bit heavier S-1, but then as I was leaving the snow park 30 minutes later I saw a patch or two of blue sky.


Caption: Tumalo Snow Profile