BC Zone Observation Report
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM
From Urad Valley up Woods Creek towards Parnasus Peak.
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Most Significant Precip Rate:
S2 - 2 cm/hr
A cold and snowy start with morning temps around 5F warming to almost 20F degrees. New snow accumulations 12-13 inches and snowing at a rate of S2+. The winds were very calm and skies were mostly cloudy with several rays of sun.
11 inches of new snow had fallen overnight with an additional accumulation of 1-2 inches during the day. The winds were calm with very little evidence of blowing snow or drifting. The new snow sits atop a firm melt-freeze crust which it bonded well to. Saw no cracking or collapses as we traveled.
Loose Dry avalanche on Engelmann Peak above treeline.
Engelmann peak near the Henderson Mine and Urad Valley.
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S - Within Storm Snow
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