Table Mountain Snow Conditions

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Table Mountain N Face
Submission Info
Member
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:30pm
Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap
Table Mountain 37° 14' 31.6464" N, 118° 34' 26.13" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up to about 9800' on the N Face of Table Mountain.  Strong southerly winds were blasting the ridgetops and even the town of Aspendell. Enough snow transport to fill our tracks down to 8400' by the time we went for a second lap.  Some sensitive wind slabs developing even as we skied.  In one spot we were triggering small soft 2-3" thick wind slabs when turning hard.  No whumpfing or collapsing encountered.  Snow was dry and soft on all aspects we encountered except where wind slabbed.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
South
   
 
 
 
 
 
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