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Broken Top Obs

Observation Date/Time:
Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - 9:14 AM
Broken Top
The Day Was:
Warm   Sunny  
The Ride Was:
The Snow Was:
Firm   Wet   Crusty  
We observed the following "red flag" avalanche conditions:
Rapid temperature rise to freezing or above, or melting snow surface  
We Rode:
Mellow slopes   Steep slopes   Alpine slopes   Convex slopes   Sunny slopes  

Written Report:
Inside crater of Broken Top was like an oven. Temps reached 40F between 12-2pm. Zero wind. Sunny slopes were soft... almost too soft. Boot steps were 10cm deep, but on occasion sunk to boot tops. We skied steep sunny slopes at mid day. Things were on the verge of loose wet surface slides, but never reached that point. There were no roller balls, no natural loose wet slides and nothing went on ski cuts.


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