Aussie hot

CB Avalanche Center2015-16 Observations

Location: Crested Butte Area
Date of Observation: 03/13/2016
Name: Ross
Subject: Aussie hot
Aspect: South East, South, West
Elevation: 9,000-12,400

Weather: Clear in the am, 2pm overcast. No precip. Warm day 40f ,15-20 mph wind from the W above tree line.
Snowpack: Warm beginning increasing to hot was the theme of the day. Strong solar in the morning combined with only a 20f freeze overnight resulted in a rapid warming of the snow pack on East through south aspects.Small D1 avalanche observed SW facing terrain in Evans basin, skier triggered 15-20 cm deep. Snow on the East ridge of Evans basins at 1;30 was moist. Foot pen 25cm , ski pen 10cm. Roller balls from ski cuts. Wind kept the snow at higher elevations colder.