WInd Slab Pockets near Jawbone

Table Mountain, Jawbone Cyn
Submission Info
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:45am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Table Mountain, Jawbone Cyn 37° 13' 35.6736" N, 118° 35' 24.72" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured from Aspendell to 10900' up Jawbone Canyon and then onto the N-facing slopes to climber's right of the canyon.  Left the car around 0730. Light to moderate snow was coming down super light and fluffy with no wind.  About 6" had accumulated above 10k.  The new snow sluffed easily but did not seem to be exhibiting storm slab characteristics yet.  We encountered patchy sensitive windslabs just under the new snow near features that promoted loading or crossloading from W/SW winds.  One kick test resulted in cracks shooting out a few feet from my skis in 6" wind slabs.  Skiing up high was excellent in ultra-blower pow, then more variable below 9300' with some dust on crust feel.  On the way down, we saw a few point releases in the new snow originating from cliffs.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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