State of the Snowpack for 4/3/2021 - 4/9/2021

Dates of the Week: 
4/3/2021 to 4/9/2021
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Melt freeze crusts have developed on most E-SE-S-SW-W aspects at all elevations. Transitional snow, wind-scoured surfaces, and crusts exist on most on NW-N-NE aspects.
  • Poor to non-existent snow coverage exists on many S aspects with adequate snow coverage on most other aspects.
  • Significant melting occurred this week.
Weather Events: 
  • Mostly sunny and clear with periods of below-freezing overnight temperatures and times with mountain inversions and warm overnight temperatures at higher elevations.
  • Persistent SW winds especially during the afternoons.
  • Some unsettled weather with a trace of precipitation on Monday.