Date of Observation: 03/15/2021
Name: Zach Kinler
Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: Kebler Pass area
Aspect: North, North East
Avalanches: No new avalanches observed skies were overcast with limited vis into the surrounding terrain.
Weather: OVC, sporadic light snow showers throughout the day amounted to little additional accumulation. Winds were calm below tree line and very light near tree line. Temps remained below freezing.
Snowpack: Measured 8″ of new snow overnight which was very low density, around 3%-4%. 2 day HST in this zone is now 22″/~1.25″ SWE. Hand shear tests were breaking above the new/old interface at a density change. No signs of instability were noted while skiing slopes up to 38 degrees in this terrain. Minor cracking was observed in the deepest drifts near tree line. No results ski cutting slopes that produced small slab avalanches yesterday in this terrain as storm and wind slab instabilities are settling out.