Upper Six Bit Creek Headwalls

Location Name: 
Upper Six-Bit Creek
Region: 
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 12:26
Location Map: 
United States
44° 38' 14.7372" N, 115° 48' 44.6364" W
US


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

Both kinds of snow today- powder and not powder….

Norths had a light crust about 12” below the surface.  Sheltered shady aspects are staying dry, but more are getting damp everyday as the temps rise.

Souths have variable crusts of proto-corn.  Surface is corn like but it is still only a crust without any consolidation of the mid-pack.

Large wet slides are not out of the questions on solar aspects.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

My major concern is warming, Rollerballs (2nd photo) and sluffs off of cliff bands (1st photo) were happening all day.  Judging by the amount of snow coming off this minor feature, I would avoid being under any large feature with the potential to release snow from warming, this is one of my two major concerns.  The 2nd is a general warming of the snow pack during the 1st major warmup.

Generally, a moderate hazard, I was able to travel including break trail on 40 degree slopes without any signs of instability with the exception of minor sluffing while skiing, the upper surface in sheltered shady aspects is weakening.

I could see periods of higher hazard in localized areas with direct sun.

Weather Observations
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
More detailed information about the weather: 

Warm day!