17 Dec 2011

Toni Sittlinger Photo: Earlier in the season we were talking about depth hoar. Here is an example. Not exactly weather today for developing depth hoar, warm temperatures in the alpine with strong winds. I asked what the avalanche conditions were today and was given a very descriptive term "Pasted pockets of wind slab".  There are pockets of up to 30 cm of wind slab.  For the updated avalanche advisory click here. Advisory
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