Week in Review for 4/14/2018 - 4/20/2018

Dates of the Week: 
4/14/2018 to 4/20/2018
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • The top 4 to 8 inches of the snowpack is transitional with recent storm snow that has yet to be affected by melt-freeze.
  • Mid and lower snowpack is well established melt-freeze from previous exposure to melt cycles and a high elevation rain event.
Weather Events: 
  • Storm event April 15-16 deposited 8 to 13 inches of new snow.
  • Below average air temperatures for the remainder of the week with periods of sun, cloud cover, and light snow showers. Warming trend started April 20.