Irwin PM obs

CBACCBAC Observations

Date of Observation: 02/28/2023
Name: Irwin Guides

Zone: Northwest Mountains
Route Description: Irwin Tenure

Observed avalanche activity: Yes
Avalanches: Low loading patterns on W aspects BTL Reactive 8-10″ wind slabs to AS specific to terrain fetches which then transitioned into storm slabs by the afternoon. S aspects BTL stubborn wind slabs cracking but not running.
Ray SS-ASc-D1-I 12-14″ X 50′ X 75′
Weather: Extreme winds early this morning with periods of intense precipitation.
Snowpack: Study plot showed 8″ this morning and another 10″ today with 1.6″ SWE. Not confident in the snow total because of our friendly winds today. Felt more like a foot storm total.