Public Observation #2022-892
Submitted:December 12, 2022 2:47 PM
Observation Date:December 10, 2022
Zone or Region:Central Cascades
Signs of Unstable Snow
Did you see shooting cracks?Yes
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing?Yes
ObservationsVery wet snow falling. Snow accumulation on poles and top of skis while skinning. Riding felt heavy and slow. No evidence of avalanches was seen. Evidence of strong wind transport at the ridge with the presence of hard wind crusts.
Dug a pit around midday on north facing slope of Potato Hill at around 4300' elevation to perform a CT and an ECT to see whether anything would move. Snow depth was 105 cm. CT16 @ 65cm but no propagation during ECT.