State of the Snowpack for 2/16/2019 - 2/22/2019

Dates of the Week: 
2/16/2019 to 2/22/2019
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Deep, right side up snowpack.
  • Feb 14 rain crust now buried 2-4' deep.  Snowpack tests have shown no signs of weakness. 
Weather Events: 
  • Cold storm cycle continued with heavy snow tapering off to snow showers last weekend.
  • Cold temperatures 10-20 degrees below normal.
  • Strong to gale force SW winds shifting to moderate to strong NE winds