February 22, 2023 - February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023
Ryan Huetter | Key Observer
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Toured in the Sherwins on N, NW and NE terrain up to 9500′.
- Winds were strong all day, gusting to 40mph along exposed ridge tops. S1 precip rate most of day, increasing by mid afternoon.
- HST up to 10cm in sheltered locations, though even densely treed ridges were being stripped down to old snow leaving exposed crusts and raised tracks.
- Numerous surface cracking up to 3m but no deeper than 10cm. Reactive test slopes were isolated. Confirmed structure containing old windslab sitting on 2mm FCs, though was unreactive in tests.
- Significant drifing snow along Sherwin Creek Road (and folks getting stuck sideways blocking our exit) caused MLPD to close the road at Sherwin Meadows Ranch this afternoon.