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Friday, Apr 5, 2019 2:34 PM
Phil Bowker
Pro Ob
Three Sisters Area (44.005329, -121.642092)
Ob Date/Time:
Fri, Apr 5, 2019 - 1:26 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions
Mode of Travel:
Ski or Snowboard

Written Report:
Fairly inclement weather on Tumalo today. On arriving at Dutchmans at 10:23am there was moderate snow fall, but certainly a lot of moisture in there. I could see about 2-3cm of new wet snow covering up old skin and ski tracks from the previous day as I skinned up the west side.

On the summit winds where strong from the south west. Visibility was fair/poor as the summit was in cloud. The bowl had about 20-30cm of new cornice build up, stubborn to release on kicking. Below the cornice I could find about 10cm of new storm snow well bonded to the old snow surface.
The air temperature at 11:37am was -1c. While ski cutting below the cornice I did not see any signs of instability, cracking, whumphing, etc.

Leaving Dutchman around 12:30 the thermometer in my car read 39F and it was raining.


Weather & Snowpack
Temperature: -1°C Sky: Obscured skies Precip: S1 Light snow Wind: Southwest @ 26-38 mph
New Snow: 10 cm Snow Depth: 195 cm Elevation: 7775 ft Aspect/Slope: East / 40°