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Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Sat, Mar 13, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Eric C
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack) / 5000'
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Sky Clear (<1/8)

Written Report:
Great skiing on the north aspects of Potato Hill. The north bowls were holding 3-5" of powder and denser windblown snow that was not reactive to ski cuts. Crust over 2-3" of fresh snow on other aspects. It was near 40 degrees at 8am over the pass.

Was able to kick off rollerballs on the north aspects while skiing. Also noticed minor natural activity coming off the cornices down into the bowl.

Saw remains of wet slide activity from Friday afternoon on North aspects as well. East and south aspects we're getting wet/dense by noon. Did not witness and slides or other activity.