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Tam Rim Conditions

Observation Date/Time:
Thu, Mar 26, 2020 - 8:14 PM
Reporter(s):
Elliott Reed
Location/Elevation:
Tam Rim Area / 7597'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Temperature:
-6°C
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)
New Snow:
20 cm
Wind Direction/Speed:
W / Light: 1-16 mph

Written Report:
While touring Tam Rim today, I found 10-20cm of new, unconsolidated snow on the surface. The new snow was bonding well to the old melt/freeze crust. Solar aspects had more variable snow surface with a crust in some locations.

While assessing the snow, I found a few small dry loose avalanches and some very small wind slabs on north facing terrain.

While looking towards Little Three Creeks Cirque I did see what appeared to be a larger wind slab avalanche above a cliff band. I was unable to determine the exact size and depth due to its location.

Throughout the tour the sky was clear, no precipitation, and light winds from the west. At 9:30am the air temp was 17F and by 3pm it had warmed to 30F. I also did not see any blowing snow.

Overall, I found very few wind slabs and mostly unconsolidated snow.

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