The red flags that were observed throughout the day were isolated wind-loaded exposed ridge-tops. Wind was primarily blowing from the S/SW. Small collapses were observed on top of wind-loaded ridges.
We dug a snowpit on the south facing aspect at approx 8,340’. Overall depth was 120cm. Collapses were observed in the upper region of the snowpack (likely the 1-5, 1-8 layers). Collapses were also observed at 55 cm. There is a lot of complexity in the upper snowpack and danger is increasing with new snowfall currently happening and forecasted to occur overnight.
- HN: 12cm
- HS: 120cm (varied from 120 - 135)
- CTM 30cm down (moderate)
- 1/8 and 1/5 layers are widespread
Felt like high 20s
Moderate - Built throughout the day
About 2-3 inches
* Overcast and cloudy throughout the day. Wind was isolated to exposed ridges.