Gothic 6 a.m.

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 12/17/2016
Name: billy barr
Subject: Gothic 6 a.m.
Aspect:
Elevation: Below treelin

Avalanches: I could hear slides yesterday but as none hit me I did not see anything. The wind will accelerate the slide activity but should also help snow set up a bit faster. Once (if?) we get some visibility again I will let you know what I see.
Weather: Oh my. The unheard of (for here) dense snow continued with 12″ new snow and water of 1.14″. The snow substantially let up in the afternoon and then stopped, though light overnight. But after sunset the wind took over with steady 15-20 W gusting in the 30’s until slowing don around 2-3 a.m. Snowpack at 43½” as currently obscured cloud cover with very light snow and light wind.

This makes day 21 in a row with just 1 clear or partly cloudy day, and it is OLD. billy
Snowpack: