State of the Snowpack for 3/19/2022 - 3/25/2022

Dates of the Week: 
3/19/2022 to 3/25/2022
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Generally well consolidated with recent new snow lingering on the surface prior to the warming event beginning March 21.
  • Lingering isolated pockets of Feb 14 facets in shaded areas on NW-N-NE aspects 6 to 12 inches below the snow surface.
  • Melt water reached the Feb 14 facets during the warm spell with propagating snowpit test results observed.
Weather Events: 
  • Small storm event March 19 brought up to 5 inches of new snow.
  • Substantial warming event beginning March 21. Record to near record daytime temps and poor overnight refreeze conditions.