The snowpack has been thoroughly saturated, and a widespread avalanche cycle took place over Monday and Tuesday. Storm slab and wet slab released on melt freeze crusts buried in the snowpack. Today the hazard felt moderate, there were no rollerballs or loose wet, the snowpack seemed pretty glued together. However the mount of wetness is a red flag and if the warmth continues the snowpack will loose cohesion and further wet slides are possible.
Rain in the morning, tapering off around noon. Overcast skies and good visibility. Warm all day, over 40º at 7100'. Winds light out of the south. No snow available for transport due to saturated snow surface.
|1||Past 24 hours||
Ohio slide path Lost Horse creek
|D3||WS||I-New/Old Interface||24" (60cm)||N-Natural||Wet slab that ran almost Full path|
|2||Past 24 hours||
Poverty slide path Lost horse
|D3||WS||I-New/Old Interface||24" (60cm)||N-Natural||Wet slab that ran almost full path|
|3||Past 48 hours||
Lost horse creek
S 8000' -6200'
|D3||WS||I-New/Old Interface||24" (60cm)||N-Natural||There is debris from two slides in this path, the lower debris looks like storm slab that likely released before the freezing level rose Monday, the upper debris looks like wet slab that likely released with upper elevation rain tuesday.|
|4||Past 48 hours||
|D2||SS||I-New/Old Interface||24" (60cm)||N-Natural||Bed surface was a melt freeze crust likely formed during warm temps from Feb. 14-18.|
Many more avalanches observed, just about every spot that could slide in Lost Horse did.
At 7100' the snowpack is saturated 2 feet deep.
Below 6600' the snowpack is saturated to ground.
Below 6000' the snowpack is very wet and losing cohesion.
Evidence of heavy rain at elevations up to 8000'