Date of Observation: 12/07/2016
Name: Evan Ross
Aspect: South West, West
Weather: Broken skies, moderate to strong gusty SW winds with moderate snow transport. Trace accumulation mostly in the Am hours.
Snowpack: Little change from Zach’s observation in the same area on 12/7. 5″ new snow overnight in protected areas, was only around 2-3″ on most open slopes. That 2-3″ didn’t change anything in these areas and wasn’t cracking or showing much for signs of instability. A few very soft, very small, phone book slabs around at best. This new snow was sitting on wind-board and crusts buried on 11/7.
The new snow in this observed terrain was mostly being blown onto NE-SE slopes where we didn’t travel.