Africa Hot

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/11/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Africa Hot
Aspect: North, East, South East, South, North West
Elevation: 9,000-12,400

Avalanches: Lots of loose wet avalanche activity observed from yesterday and today. Mostly all D1-1.5 in size. All on steep slopes, but found at all elevations and even saw a few wet loose on NW-N-NE aspects BTL, where terrain was open to solar gain, steep, and rocky.
Weather: High clouds, light SW winds at ridge top, hot air T*
Snowpack: North & NW facing timbered terrain NTL & BTL, found a slight MF/Temp crust from yesterday, and moist snow in the top 10cms where slope angles were below 35* and gaining solar from high angle of incidence March sun. Surfaces on these aspects remained dry ATL as of 1300.