Storm Continues, Big Avalanches

CB Avalanche Center2016-17 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 01/10/2017
Name: Irwin Guides
Subject: Storm Continues, Big Avalanches
Aspect: East, South East, South
Elevation: NTL

Avalanches: Big slide in E-SE-S facing terrain Near treeline (Land of Lost) from big airblast in PM, obvious windloaded terrain. Failed 3-5ft deep, on NYE crust, and stepping down to ground in places on 2-3mm facets. HS-AE-R3-D2.5-O
Weather: Showery throughout day, period of heavier snow after lunch, then another lull at 1545. SW-W winds steady 30mph gusting 50-60mph range throughout day at ridgetop. Temps in teens and low 20s.
Snowpack: Snow was showery, 3″ accumulation throughout day, bringing storm water totals 4.8″ water since 1/8 and 7.5″ since 1/1/2017.
Winds re-drifting roads with 3-4ft between work cat passes