Big creek summit

Location Name: 
Big creek summit
Region: 
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 13:26


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

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

No other red flags in this area on south facing slopes. Sun was out for a while in the am but the snow surface was not affected, I think mostly due to the wind.  Cloud cover increased as the day progressed.  

12 to 24” of snow over the sun crust.

snow was easy to isolate above the crust.  

Moderate hazard in this area.

some shallow slab releases on the steep north facing road cuts approximately 4” or so deep.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
More detailed information about the weather: 

Quick note on the weather today.  Wind was transporting snow mostly on the ridge tops and occasionally lower.  All of the drifts remained in place and were non reactive. Some slab formation near the ridge tops. This is likely a concern in more exposed locations.