North Winds..

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 10:50 PM
Pro Ob
Tam Rim Area
Ob Date/Time:
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 - 10:31 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
Wednesday's rain and wet avalanche problems went away today with colder temps (mid 20's overnight) and light snow (about 4"). The light snow however was blown around by moderate NW winds throughout the day.

I couldn't find any windslab problems at Tam (scratchy dust on crust), but I would expect WINDSLABS in isolated pockets higher up in the Alpine on S-E slopes.

Compression tests on NE @ treeline revealed only stubborn resistant planar results below Weds rain even (about 20cm down).

Only avalanche problem I could find was CORNICES.

As the temps warm into the weekend, Loose Wet could be a problem, especially on SE slopes with the combination of sun on the wind loaded snow.