Loose Wet Moving To Northerly Slopes

CB Avalanche Center 2016-17 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 04/07/2017
Name: Evan Ross, Than (President) Acuff
Subject: Loose Wet Moving To Northerly Slopes
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 9,500-11,500

Avalanches: Skier triggered several small loose wet avalanches on northeasterly slopes from above treeline to below treeline elevations.

Plenty of loose wet activity to be viewed, from over the last couple days, on easterly aspects. Now extending into northeasterly aspects today with roller balls on some northerly slopes.
Weather: Increasing clouds becoming overcast in the afternoon. These clouds helped trap incoming solar radiation and produce a green housing effect. Gusty moderate winds at ridgeline.
Snowpack: Wet avalanche problem encroaching on northerly aspects. True north still staying dry, but anything with a slight easterly tilt was in the cold to moist transition on the snow surface.

Occasional snow plumes off some high peaks, but nothing that looked to be loading lee slopes.

Skier triggered small loose wet avalanches on northeasterly NTL slope overlapping some older natural loose wet avalanches from a more easterly tilted slope.