Big Wind and Warm

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/17/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Big Wind and Warm
Aspect: South, South West
Elevation: 9,000-11,800′

Weather: Increasing clouds, warm, winds Mod to Strong and increasing throughout the day from the WSW
Snowpack: Big winds transporting snow and loading lee slopes, even BTL. Cornice drop triggered storm slab path from yesterday completely filled back in today. Areas of open terrain scoured down to white ice / MF crusts. Skin track NTL / ATL re filling every 15 min.