State of the Snowpack for 12/28/2019 - 1/3/2020

Dates of the Week: 
12/28/2019 to 1/3/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Rain crusts exist on the snow surface up to ~ 9000 ft. Above that elevation, a mix of wind affected surfaces exist.
  • Data and observations across the forecast area indicate that a well-consolidated snowpack exists below the surface in most places.
Weather Events: 
  • Strong winds shifting between SW and NE all week.
  • Unforecast rain event up to ~9000 ft. with some light snow accumulation above ~9000 ft. on New Years Day.