V Bowl, Warm and Wet Snow

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
v-bowl
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Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:30pm
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37° 55' 38.0964" N, 119° 11' 18.582" W
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Did a quick late afternoon tour up V-bowl just to see how wet things have gotten with our high temps and clouds  producing a greenhouse affect today. It was certainly manky and not recommended if you wanted to preserve your knees. It wasn't waist deep isothermal snow, but the top 20cm were very wet and sticky. Boot pen was 20cm, ski pen was 10cm. Would not have wanted to have been in steeper or more confined terrain, definitely potential for setting off a wet loose slopper, so per normal protocol get up early for your spring skiing and get off the slopes even earlier. Hopefully the clouds do not prevent a hard freeze tonight, but we will see what happens.

There was a point release wet loose slide that orginated in the central upper trees and the the small slide D1 had ran about half way down the V-bowl slope. There was numerous other wet-loose point releases on "the End" as well. 

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Overcast skies with complete cloud cover and warm temperatures producing a decidedly greenhouse effect. 

 

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