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Location (general area)
Road conditions to area
clear and dry
Not observed - warm
few clouds (up to 2/8)
Calm (smoke rises vertically)
Wind direction in degrees
Aspect in degrees
Boot/ Ski penetration
Activity, recent avalanches
Roller balls and pinwheels noted off rock bands along drive in Northwesterly aspects
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks. collapsing
Obvious avalanche path
Sky was clear at mountain low clouds below in the morning. Snow surface soft to crusty in top 3". firm and icy below. Snow was consolidated powder in areas to firm. Edging was great and turns were fun. By noon lower mountain was softening considerably and by 1:30 all surface snow had become wet and heavy.
The corn factory is cranking up and spring snow should be here soon.
Rapid warming was obvious as there was still snow on some trees from yesterdays storm. By late morning snow was falling from trees and creating small roller balls. surface snow at base area had free water in it.
On the drive out fresh roller balls were seen along the rode side slopes due to warming and sun exposure.
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