Big cycle yesterday:
Snowpack: 3” to 5” low density snow over a solid rain crust (5”-7” thick) up to at least 6000’ made for a trustworthy snowpack. Shallow sluffing was our only concern at mid and low elevations. No obs from above 6000’, where the snowpack looks to have dodged the rain and is more dangerous and complex.
Rescue Creek to Wahoo saddle up 6000’
I had views of 2 deep slab crowns and 1 debris pile that was probably a deep slab. Crowns were relatively narrow. Looks like they ran on Thanksgiving crust.
Storm slabs/wind slabs
Based on crown depth/ elevation, I estimate this failed on one of our mid January rain crusts. Debris looked pretty wet.
Mid and lower elevations.
Forecast Hotline: 406.257.8402
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