State of the Snowpack for 4/25/2020 - 5/1/2020

Dates of the Week: 
4/25/2020 to 5/1/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Spring melt freeze conditions on all aspects and elevations
  • Sun cups make up the snow surface on most aspects
  • Improved snowpack drainage has reduced some wet snow instabilities
  • Rapid snowmelt this week with many obstacles showing and trailheads melting out
Weather Events: 
  • Ongoing high pressure with well above average temperatures
  • Above freezing overnight temperatures with some thin cloud cover
  • Increasing SW/W winds towards the end of the week