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Hamner Butte

RED FLAGS
Wind
Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Fri, Feb 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM
Reporter(s):
Cole Stuller
Location/Elevation:
Willamette Pass Area / 7010'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile  
Temperature:
32°F
Sky Conditions:
Scattered (3/8 - 4/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
Snow / S-1 Very light snow

Written Report:
The NNE slope was heavily wind loaded and had several dangerous snow layers, many signs of rollers and snow cracking. The loose upper layer easily moved with any movement their was a more stable layer about 6” down but under that there were 3 very unstable layers due to the last few storms we have had warming up and some even getting some rain on them and refreezing. Very unstable conditions.