24 Apr 2012

Some free water has percolated into several crusts in this picture. Darker colour is water that is accumulating on the crusts. Taken at 1800 meters.

At 2280 meters as of 06:00 the temperature was 0, winds were 30-45 KPH from the S.
At 1550 meters the temperature was +4, 81 % relative humidity and the barometer is steady.
In the valley it was +6.

For the latest avalanche advisory click here: Avalanche Advisory

Th Effects of free Water on snow gliding: National Research Council

Winter 2011-2012 : US avalanche fatalities

Description of wet snow avalanches: Wet Snow

Flow characteristics of avalanches: Wet & Dry Flow

May still get some good conditions by the end of the week