Public Observation - Wahoo Drainage, Flathead Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Wahoo Drainage, Flathead Range
Flathead Range - Middle Fork Corridor
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/21/2016 - 13:02
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Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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I skied in the Wahoo Drainage today, only on west-facing slopes back toward Wahoo Creek. 

Winds were 0-5 mph. all day; there was no transport of snow. Clouds were in and out, but it was hot along the ridgetop; east aspects definitely got a decent amout of solar input between 10-2. Temp. was 26 when I left the car at 10 and 31 when I got back at 4:30. 

I did not observe any whumphing or cracking except along the ridgetop. Though the wind did hammer and transport snow at lower elevations yesterday, I did not find any wind slabbing below the ridge. Sluffing was minimal on the north and west aspects I skied. 

I did not observe any natural avalanche activity, althouth I did see (what I assume is) the debris from human-triggered slide reported from the Crystal/Cascadilla ridge yesterday. The toe looked to be about 100 ft. wide. 

I also observed a glide crack on the east-facing ridge between Cascadilla and Wahoo. With all the windloading from yesterday, it's hard to say how wide/big it is, but it looked to be at least 50 ft. long and four ft. wide. 

Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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