Calm, clear, and cold with temperatures rising from 0F to 20F between 8am-2pm
No new avalanches
The recent storm snow has settled to 8-16in (20-40cm) depending on aspect and elevation and is right-side-up (F-1F) and well bonded to the 2/19 interface. Snowpack tests did not produce concerning results, only resistant planar fractures and non-planar breaks within the recent storm snow. These inter-storm layers appear to be healing quickly in wind-sheltered areas. The surface snow is cold, dry, and cohesionless on most slopes on all aspects with very good travel conditions. Evidence of shifting winds and previous wind-loading on several aspects was observed, but wind textured snow was only present at upper elevations on Mt Hood. Below the 2/19 interface, the snowpack is consolidated and strong with no layers of concern. The 2/19 interface and the Late January Crust were prominent markers in the upper snowpack, and below there were alternating layers of crusts, rounding facets, and spring-like snow.