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State of the Snowpack for 4/18/2020 - 4/24/2020
Submitted by steve on Fri, 04/24/2020 - 13:45
Dates of the Week:
4/18/2020 to 4/24/2020
- Loose Wet - Reported avalanches (numerous human triggered and natural avalanches over the past week. Up to D2 in size)
- Cornice Fall - Reported avalanches ( 0 human triggered, numerous natural)
- Wet Slab - Reported avalanches ( 1 human triggered, 1 natural)
- Wind Slab - Reported avalanches ( 0 human triggered, 0 natural)
General Snowpack Structure:
- Diurnal melt freeze cycle on all aspects and elevations
- Variable overnight refreeze of the snow surface at different areas
- Unsupportable deep and wet snow conditions develop early when marginal refreeze of snowpack occurs overnight
- Convective spring storms early in the week with light snow above 8000'
- Above average temperatures with generally light winds
- Inversions and cloud cover preventing good refreezes of the snow surface