Snow Profile - Creag Meagaidh 12/02/2018 12:35:00

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SAIS - Snow Profile - Location Details

Date: 12/02/2018 Time: 12:35 Area: Creag Meagaidh Obs: TR
Grid: 444895 Alt: 770m Aspect: 95° Incline: 25°
Location: Coire Chriochairein. Base of Lifa Gully.

SAIS - Snow Profile Data

Air Temp: -2.0° Wind Dir: 270° Wind Speed: 20mph Cloud 50%
Precip Code: 8 - Snow Drift(Y/N): Y Total Snow Depth: 73cm
Foot Pen: 50cm Ski Pen: N/A Rain at 900(Y/N): N

Summit Station Data

Summit Air Temp: -5.5° Summit Wind Dir: 255° Summit Wind Speed: 35mph

Avalanche Data

Observed aval. hazard: Considerable + Forecast aval. hazard: Considerable + Avalanche Code: 6013
Comments: Heavy drifting, poor stability in deepening slab. Multiple touchy shears in field tests. Several dry slab avalanches in vicinity and elsewhere. Very large cornices developing.

Profile Data

Max temp gradient: 1.2 °C/10cm
Max hardness diff. of adjacent layers: 2

Depth Comments F F2 E R e
1 * * 1.00 * *
28 * * 2.00 * *
30 Touchy. Spontaneous release. * * 3.00 * *
51 A few rounds * * 1.00 * *
53 Touchy, clean shear * * 2.00 * *
61 * * 0.00 * N/A
73 * * 2.00 * *
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