Public Observation #2022-910

December 19, 2022 10:48 AM
Observation Date:
December 18, 2022
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Broken Top
None reported
The snowpack in the Broken Top crater was extremely stable and right side up. A snow pit and column test was performed on a western aspect at around 8,110' showing a significant crust at about 60cm down, but unreactive in a column test. Of particular concern was significant surface hoar in the trees at about 6,800'-6,900'. Pressumably this exists in other, similar areas and if burried could result in a problem that needs to be evaluated.