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Conditions at Bunny Flat and in Avalanche Gulch
Location Name:Avalanche Gulch
Date and time of observation:Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:30pm
Observation made by:Professional Observer
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 23' 19.1688" N, 122° 12' 36.864" W
Conditions observed on a tour up Avalanche Gulch to Helen Lake:
- Height of Snow (HS): 150 cm (60 in) @ 7500 ft, 300 cm (120 in) @ 8500 ft, > 300 cm @ 10,400 ft
- Snow Surfaces: 2-8 cm (1-3 in) of smooth moist melt forms atop firm consolidated snow on all aspects by 2:30 p.m. Westerly aspects very smooth and icy in the morning hours.
- Snowpack: Overall stability good; skiing triggered a few small roller balls but otherwise no signs of recent wet loose activity.
- Skiing: Near perfect corn conditions from 10,400 ft to 7500 ft.
Cloud Cover:25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Above Freezing
Air temperature trend:Warming