Experienced the warmest temperatures in quite a while, but the snow surface remained dry. Cloudy skies and calm winds in the morning with light snowfall beginning around 11am
Traveled into the lower elevations in the Salmon La Sac drainage to take a look at the state of the snowpack before the warm wet storm takes it's toll.
Dug on a west aspect at 3000ft.
Other than a resistant planer fracture on a recent storm interface ↓ 20cm, there were no remarkable results or concerns in the new snow. The Solstice crust in this location presents as a freezing rain crust ↓ 87cm, there is 2cm of 1-1.5mm rounding facets above this crust. While compression tests did not produce any results on this layer for us on Wednesday, it could become a problem with the incoming warm temperatures and rain in the forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday.