State of the Snowpack for 2/8/2020 - 2/14/2020

Dates of the Week: 
2/8/2020 to 2/14/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Firm surfaces and breakable crusts with soft weaker just below them exist on northerly aspects with spring-like melt-freeze conditions on sun-exposed aspects.
  • Below the surface, a well-consolidated snowpack exists.
Weather Events: 
  • Warm and sunny on Sat.
  • A strong cold front on Sun with light snow and extreme NE winds. Kirkwood's Chair 6 sensor may have set a new CA state wind record with a gust of 209 mph.
  • Strong NE winds on Mon-Tues with sunny skies and slight warming.
  • Warm and sunny with less wind Wed-Fri