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Kelsey Mountian

RED FLAGS
Wind
Intense precipitation
Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Feb 20, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Reporter(s):
Cole Stuller
Location/Elevation:
Willamette Pass Area / 5500'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile  
Temperature:
26°F
Sky Conditions:
Overcast (> 7/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
Graupel and Hail / S-1 Very light snow
Height of Snow (HS):
90 in
Wind Direction/Speed:
NE / Light: 1-16 mph

Written Report:
This area is vastly open rolling hills. The snow conditions are very unstable on all slopes in and above tree line. NNE slopes are especially wind loaded and with the wet heavy snow we are dealing with makes them especially unstable to to the many lower unstable graupel layers below. The snow is extremely unstable currently due to our past few storms and weather warming up and even raining on snow layers then refreezing.