Windy, Soft and Crusty

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/22/2016
Name: WN
Subject: Windy, Soft and Crusty
Aspect: North East, East
Elevation: 9,600’-11,300′

Weather: Overcast, Cold, Mostly mod winds with pulses of strong gusts out of the S-SW.
Snowpack: The snows surfaces today varied from sun/MF crust (E aspect) to dry wind affected powder (NE Aspect). Hand shears showed old storm snow was bonding well with old interface, results also showed the slab popping out as a FF slab when applying pressure with hand on 1mm facets.