State of the Snowpack for 4/18/2020 - 4/24/2020

Dates of the Week: 
4/18/2020 to 4/24/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
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
Weather Events: 
  • 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