McKay Creek

Location Name: 
McKay Creek
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Thin snow cover conditions exist throughout the forecast area on all aspects at lower elevations, with wind scoured areas around and abouve tree line.  Firm and icey conditions where observed in the morning before sun hit it.  By mid day there was moist snow surfaces on flat terrrain and South and West aspects.  Some minor cracking was found in small superfical wind slabs in the lee of terrain features.  Still able to find decent skiing in sun and wind protected areas in the trees on North aspects.  Pit dug on a NW aspect,  not much slab in this area and no notible test results.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Test Pit
Minor Cracking
Minor cracking as we skinned through
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

It was sunny and warm out with no new roller balls or loose wet activity showing.