Valley bottom ob.

CB Avalanche Center 2017-18 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area. Washington Cultch
Date of Observation: 12/23/2017
Name: Evan Ross

Subject: Valley bottom ob.
Aspect: East
Elevation: 9,600-10,000

Weather: Obscured Sky. Snowing mostly S1. About 2-3″ accumulation between 11am and 3pm. Some gusty down valley winds but we were mostly protected by some trees.
Snowpack: Was only on sub 30 degree low angle terrain in the valley bottom. About 6″ of new snow accumulation since Thursday. Hand pits showed the top couple inches of new snow moving onto of Thursdays snow and not on the old snow/faceted interface.. Though these obs were from so low in the valley and there really wasn’t any slab yet for notable results. HS about 40cm.

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