White Rock Sluffing and Thin Wind Slabs

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Brush Creek Area
Date of Observation: 04/13/2019
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: White Rock Sluffing and Thin Wind Slabs
Elevation: 10,000-13,400

Avalanches: Some small Loose Wet Avalanches in the new snow that accumulated today, Small Loose Dry Avalanches on northerly faceting slopes and some Wind Slabs up to a foot thick there were stubborn and produced few results.

A few more Wet Slab Avalanches observed from early last weeks warm up.

Weather: High clouds had cleared out in the morning, but low convective clouds kept the small storms rolling through the day. Generally light winds, but strong enough on ridge lines to transport snow as the storms rolled through.
Snowpack: Storm totals for the day were around 3 to 4 inches. Managed plenty of terrain for drifted features and the threat of trigging old Wind Slabs at upper elevations. Then as the snow accumulated through the day we continued to manage terrain for new small Wind Slabs. The Wind Slab problem was suborn, and other than avoiding some terrain, we saw few results. Sluffing in the new snow was the other small avalanche problem. Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features felt just right.