Sunny skies, calm variable winds, and a strong temperature inversion. Highs in the mid-40s F near 6500ft.
No new avalanches. Observed debris from only one wet loose avalanche (D1.5) that was several days old. The slope above the debris pile where the avalanche ran was melted out to bare ground.
The extended period of warm, dry weather has taken a toll on the snowpack in the Ahtanum Meadows area. Many southerly slopes are melted out to bare ground as high as 6500ft. On other aspects, the height of snow generally ranged from 1-3.5ft between 3000-6500ft. In most areas the snowpack is consolidated and strong with no layers of concern. On northerly aspects between 4500-6500ft, the late January crust is near the surface. Weak snow (facets) associated with the crust are moist and rounding. Overall, the snowpack was very spring-like, and snow surfaces began to soften around 11am making for pleasant travel conditions.