Week in Review for 1/13/2018 - 1/19/2018

Dates of the Week: 
1/13/2018 to 1/19/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • A mix of consolidating new snow and rain crusts on the surface early in the week. 5 to 12 inches of soft cold snow at the top of the snowpack after Thursday's storm. 
  • Persistent weak layer buried ~2 ft deep on sheltered northerly aspects. Snowpit tests still showing unstable results in some areas. 
Weather Events: 
  • High pressure and warm temperatures early in the week
  • Light snow and rain Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Stronger storm with lower snow levels Thursday night (5 to 12 inches of snow).