Wind and Warm

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/18/2016
Name: JSJ
Subject: Wind and Warm
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 9,000-10,800′

Avalanches: Green Lake Bowl cornice looks to have fallen at some point today, triggering a D2.5 sized slide, but was hard to see well from town with afternoon shadows. No other instabilities seen on terrain up to 35*.
Weather: Mostly Clear, Warm, winds Mod to Strong with Extreme gusts throughout the day from the WSW
Snowpack: Big winds transporting snow and loading lee slopes, even BTL and crossroading terrain in valley bottoms.