Rollerballs on Mt. Aeneas

Location Name: 
Forecaster Observation - Mt. Aeneas, Swan Range
Region: 
Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access)
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 04/28/2017 - 15:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We traveled up to 6,300 ft. Recent storm totals were about 15-18".  The new snow was wet and produced large rollerballs below about 6,000 feet on moderate angled slopes.  The storm snow is settling and ski pen decreased to about 5-10", compared to knee deep yesterday in the Middle Fork.  We could see several large wet loose avalanches in the distance; not sure if they ran yesterday or today.  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
West
More detailed information about the weather: 

Brief periods of solar on lower elevations; the peaks remained shrouded in clouds all day.  Precip began around 5:00 pm as rain at the trailhead.  

Activity: 
Skiing