Tower 27

Location Name: 
Tower 27 Lakeside
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:30


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Terrain Trap

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

Tower 27 has been a problem area for us since the 11/29 rain crust. The piece of terrain has slid twice- once with a skier remote on the 12/16 surface hoar layer and the second was skier accidental while traversing mid-slope. We have had the area closed off with it receiving very light skier traffic and compaction. The goal is to further test the area with explosives. This area seems to correlate more closely to events in southern BC.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Rain
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Cold front bringing light snow to the area this morning to be followed by more robust warm front this afternoon that should bring further loading to the area.