Touchy wind slabs

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/15/2016
Name: Zach Guy
Subject: Touchy wind slabs
Aspect: South East, West
Elevation: 10,400-11,800 ft.

Avalanches: Skier triggered one fresh windslab up 18″ thick on a SE aspect above treeline (D1), and several very small pockets on west aspects near treelin (D1), running on storm interface.  SS-ASc-R1-D1-I
Weather: Overcast skies decreased to scattered by PM with direct solar. Moderate NW winds with light transport.
Snowpack: 9″ of new snow bonding poorly to the very stout crust buried yesterday. Drifting at upper elevations from NW winds. Green housing and PM solar caused low elevation, southerly aspects to moisten.