Sargents

Location Name: 
Sargents
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 00:47


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick ob from the Sargents area today.  HST-8”.  My skintrack from yesterday was completely filled in and impossible to follow.  Some minor cracking soft and none shooting.  Major takeaway today was a lot more drifting in wind affected areas.  Ski penetration in protected areas was 8-10” a bit deeper than yesterday.  Snow below 7000’ was damp upon our exit at 2 pm.  Much stuffing on the road cut exit.  I think it would be easy to entrain a lot of snow on steep lower elevation slopes of all aspects.

with the added water weight I think it would be prudent to call the hazard considerable.

Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Dense snow makes for easy travel.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Wet day!