Week in Review for 3/10/2018 - 3/16/2018

Dates of the Week: 
3/10/2018 to 3/16/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 

 

  • PWL gains strength most evidence points to layer going dormant with a few outliers
  • Slab above PWL continues to consolidate
  • Added rain crusts to snowpack above the snow from the beginning of March.
  • Friday adds storm snow and wind slabs to snowpack above the rain crust.
Weather Events: 

 

  • Weak warm storm with little precip passes through the area on Sat-Sun
  • Warming and clearing Mon
  • Significant storm on Tuesday-Wed. Starting with rain up to at least 9200 probably higher. Ending with 15 to 22 inches of snow by Thursday morning
  • Small break in the weather on Thursday morning before another significant storm starts Thursday afternoon and runs through Sat. (28 to 50 inches of new snow)
  • Strong to gale force SW winds during the storms.