State of the Snowpack for 2/27/2021 - 3/5/2021

Dates of the Week: 
2/27/2021 to 3/5/2021
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Melt freeze conditions exist on SE-S-SW aspects.  Transitional snow that has not formed substantial melt freeze crusts exist on E and W aspects and at higher elevations
  • Firm rain crusts, wind scoured surfaces, and isolated areas of unconsolidated snow exist on most NW-N-NE aspects
  • Near surface faceting has been observed on the snow surface with near crust faceting occurring around the surface rain crust  
Weather Events: 
  • No precipitation this week with low pressure systems moving past the forecast region bringing light cloud cover and increased winds
  • Sunny skies and well above average temperatures towards the end of week