Public Observation #2023-1116

March 29, 2023 8:01 AM
Observation Date:
March 28, 2023
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Bachy cone
Did you see shooting cracks? 
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? 
The last couple days the E/SE wind has been weird, definitely loading thing in a much different pattern. Up on the cone at Bachy, on a W to NW aspect right at treeline, the drop in is normally almost completely scoured. On Tues it was totally filled in and much less steep from all the E wind loading. The snow right there was also pretty slabby, see pic. I'd expect similar slabs to have formed in the alpine in atypical locations due to the odd wind direction.