Evening wx obs. Storm total, 2-3 cm. Skies clearing as the sunset, lots of stars around with low, scrappy clouds hanging down low, occasionally being pushed up and over the peaks. Wet, SW wind blowing pretty steady moderate above 10,000', steady at the upper end of moderate/low end of strong above 11,000', building some nice rime on rocks, grasses and me.
|Light jumping on small wind pillows released two very small wind slabs along ridgeline. Each 5-10m wide, 10cm thick, ran downslope ~30-40m. Due to the small amount of new snow, these appeared to be the only spots where loading conditions were sufficient to build slabs. Slabs failed on slick, wind-buffed alpine surface.|
Layer Depth/Date: 12/7 SH, down 30cm
Still producing cracking and collapsing
|Not really a problem, thanks to lack of snow - slabs were very small and isolated.|