State of the Snowpack for 4/11/2020 - 4/17/2020

Dates of the Week: 
4/11/2020 to 4/17/2020
Avalanche Problems: 

 

General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Diurnal melt freeze cycle on all aspects and elevations
  • Strong melt freeze crusts up to 6-8'' thick mixed with unsupportable snow depending on day of week, time, and location
  • March 24 buried surface hoar layer buried 1 to 2' deep.  This layer has gained strength at many locations throughout the week
Weather Events: 
  • Sunny and warm temperatures mixed with unsettled spring weather
  • Variable overnight temperatures and cloud cover throughout the week
  • Unsettled spring weather pattern with scattered showers and thunderstorms late in the week