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Wind Loading on Tumalo

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Observation Date/Time:
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 - 7:44 AM
Reporter(s):
Barry Wicks
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
Toured up Tumalo from Vista
6" of fresh snow in the trees.

At and above tree line, significant wind transport was observed.

On small representative test slope near tree line I was able to initiate a tiny wind slab with my skis. Photo attached.

Temp at the summit at 7:15 was 24f. Winds moderate gusting higher from the SSW. Lots of wind transported snow blowing around out there.

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