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Location (general area)
Road conditions to area
Clear with patchy ice in shady areas more consistent snow and ice above 6,000'
Broken clouds (4/8 but not all)
Light (1-16mph Flags/twigs in motion)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
pf 41cm/ ps 20cm
Activity, recent avalanches
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
8:30am snow sticking at 3,500’ patchy up to 2”
4,300’ snow consistent and up to 4/6”
Road clear with icy spots. At 5,000’ icy patches in sheltered areas past 6,000’ many snowy icy patches.
9:30am base of Kratka
3pm thunderstorms began to the west snow began to fall steadily and got to over an inch per hour. By 4 snow had stopped. Winds were light and sky was obscured.
Snow rode well very light low density snow from the storm. During the day as sun peaked out occasionally a thin crust developed mainly on NE aspects. NW to N aspects rode nicely. The old snow had a stout melt freeze crust about 15" deep which gave shelter to most obstacles in this area. moderate snowfall moved in for about an hour at 3pm leaving another 1"+
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