10 Jan 2012

This is a shot from last year when the cornices started growing and creating stress fractures. The cornices have become much larger over the past week and everyone should be looking for this as cooler temperatures may start to make them brittle. 
Another 2 cm fell last night. At 2280 meters the temperature is -13 with 45-55 KPH winds out of the NE. Wind chill at that elevation is -34 C. The temperatures will likely drop even more and the winds may pick up. At 1550 meters it is -7 with a rising barometer. In the valley it is -3.

There are pockets of wind slab on steep terrain that were reactive yesterday. Involvement but no burial.

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