State of the Snowpack for 3/6/2021 - 3/12/2021

Dates of the Week: 
3/6/2021 to 3/12/2021
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Widespread crusts and frozen surfaces prior to the storm.
  • The storm added 1 to 2 ft of soft cold low-density snow to the top of the snowpack.
  • Below the new snow, the crust/facet combination still exists but no signs of instability on it.
  • The middle and lower snowpack are well consolidated.
Weather Events: 
  • Sunny and warm over the weekend
  • Cold and stormy with 1 to 2 ft of new snow and SW winds Monday night through Thursday.
  • A clearing and warming trend started on Friday.