Week in Review for 1/6/2018 - 1/12/2018

Dates of the Week: 
1/6/2018 to 1/12/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • A mix of consolidating new snow and breakable crusts on the surface
  • Persistent weak layer buried 1 to 2 ft deep on sheltered northerly aspects. Moist in some areas dry in others depending on elevation. Snowpit tests still showing unstable results in some areas. 
Weather Events: 
  • Warm storm early in the week with 1.5 to 3 inches of precipitation. Snow levels remained in the 8000 - 8500 ft. range. Widespread rain below 8500 ft. up to 10 in. of new snow above 8500 ft.
  • Warm, dry, and calm for the latter half of the week.