DATE OF OBSERVATION: 01/27/2015
NAME: Evan Ross
ASPECT: South, North West
AVALANCHES: Several recent loose wet avalanches on east and west aspects from the last 48 hours. A couple failed on these same aspects today. All of these avalanches where small, D1-1.5’s with a few D2’s in areas with lots of vertical relief.
WEATHER: Clear Sky over the Ruby Range and Elk Mountains. Clouds moving in from the west at the end of the day. Hot temps and no wind.
SNOWPACK: Alpine northwest slopes were a mixture of facets to the ground, near surface facets over a supportive slab, wind buff, or shallow hard wind slabs. The snow surface was cold and dry on this aspect all the way down to 10,800ft. On south and southwest aspects in the alpine the snow surface was wet for about 5cm and moist down 10-20cm deep on average, in the afternoon.