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Rapid temperature rise
Observation Date/Time:
Fri, Apr 2, 2021 - 3:05 PM
Ted Pindred
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
On the way back from Applegate Peak when I found a huge snow pinwheel / roller (~85cm diameter) on the Rim Road. It was a hot one and no wind to cool the snow at lower elevations like this. Up top the corn was excellent, no signs of instability at 2:00pm.