The last avalanche forecast for the 2019-2020 season posted on May 3rd. Thank you to everyone who supported the avalanche center this past season with volunteer hours, donations, and/or avalanche, snowpack, and weather observations. These contributions are crucial to avalanche center operations.
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