Weather and snowpack obs from Rescue Creek

Location Name: 
Rescue Creek Drainage
Flathead Range - Middle Fork Corridor
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/20/2016 - 11:15
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Rapid warming

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

Nothing too exciting, just wanted to share the timing of the warming today...

Our party toured into the Rescue creek drainage today. We observed debries from multiple D1- D2 wet loose avalanches from yesterday's warming on solar aspects. 

At aproximatly 11:15 we began to see multiple D1 wet slides develop on slopes with NE aspects. 

Weather Observations
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Sky was clear until ~11:00 when clouds rolled in and covered >50% of the sky. Wind was calm throughout the day.

We measured air temp 1 meter off the snow two times durring the day:

11:00 at 5900ft = 5 C.

12:15 at 4,000 ft= 7 C. 

High Temp. (C):