Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 01/17/2019
Subject: Anthracite Mesa-Coneys Day after storm
May have observed a couple R1-D1 slides on Schuykill but hard to tell from afar. These occurred mid slope.
Weather: Obstructed skies gave way to broken skies. light to calm winds in valley bottom and in the trees. Moderate winds on the ridgeline with surface snow transport into first bowl.
Paradise Divide area: Moderate to strong winds at ATL. Consistent blowing snow on summits of Baldy and other peaks. Winds direction was from the west (see picture).
Snowpack: Since yesterday’s observations: 2 to 6 inches of wind deposited snow.
no cracking or collapsing. snow was more supportive than yesterday morning.
appears that graupel (<1cm) may have fallen at the end of the snowfall period. graupel on surface formed a scattered layer and doesn’t appear to be widespread.
couldn’t see the remotely triggered avalanche in first bowl from 1/16 observations as recent snow covered any trace.