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Location (general area)
Near Mt Baldy resort
Road conditions to area
clear and dry
clear (no clouds)
Moderate (17-25mph Small trees sway/ flags stretched)
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Two ECT tests were performed
#1 ECT 6 Q3 on new snow interface, ECT22P 50cm ⇓ Q2 on
#2 ECT 5 Q3 on new snow interface, ECTN probably a false stability due to foreign influence on the snow pack here.
The snowpack in this area had a temperature gradient in the upper 30cm with an isothermic snowpack to the ground. The facets were wet and rounding.
Signs of wind loading following the last storm were evident on mostly Southerly aspects. When we returned the following day the winds had changed directions and we could see the transported snow being redistributed around the mountains mostly on the Northerly aspects.
There was some soft slab formations with the wind transpoerted snow. We saw pinwheels develop later in the day at lower elevations.
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