Week in Review for 2/17/2018 - 2/23/2018

Dates of the Week: 
2/17/2018 to 2/23/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Lower snowpack well consolidated. 
  • This week's storm snow buries a facet layer but does not load it enough for it to become reactive. Sets the stage for a deep slab problem with larger loading event forecasted next week.
Weather Events: 
  • High pressure ends early in the week
  • 2 small cold storms one on early in the week and one later with a break mid-week.
  • Strong winds shifting between SW, W, NW, and NE during and between the storms with a few breaks.