wind event carnage at the anthracites

CB Avalanche Center 2020-21 Observations

Date of Observation: 01/15/2021
Name: Mark Robbins


Zone: Northwest Mountains
Location: anthracites

Avalanches: one small wind slab in 1/2 bowl of axtell, see photo. Some cracking on the ridge approaching top of AMR, see photo, and one settlement on the ridge as well.
Weather: windy. Still very windy.
Snowpack: we had the opportunity to sample a variety of snow conditions. Breaker windboard, supportive windboard, impenetrable windboard, breaker sastrugi, impenetrable sastrugi, wind stiffened, and even some merely wind fondled in the most protected trees left of friendly.