A week of mild weather with mild temps, little precipitation, and light winds has helped to strengthen the snowpack. On 1/20 snow levels are predicted to rise to 7,000' with upwards of .5" rain possible. This will create unstable conditions on steep slopes >35 degrees at lower elevations.
The Blues received 2-3" of snow late Wednesday night. This moist snow was bonding well to the varied surface conditions brought about by a week or more of mild weather. The winds were calm and temperature hovering close to 32F.
No recent avalanches observed.
The snowpack at 5300' on a NE aspect was 160cm deep. The top 20cm was moist with a rain crust down 10cm below the new snow and another crust down 20cm below 10cm of 1F rounding precipitation particles. The rest of the observed snowpack, down a total of 80cm, was right-side up and strong. No results in snowpack tests - ECTX.
The mild weather we've had for over a week has allowed the snowpack around Spout Springs to gain strength. No red flags were observed and snowpack tests indicated predominantly stable conditions. There were no concerns moving through the terrain.Close