Temperatures were above freezing, with 33°F at the road rising to 37°F up at ~5000'. Clouds were scattered and parting to few as the morning moved on, with sun hitting the slope.
Dec 31, 2022
Nason Ridge Area
|WL-Wet Loose||I-New/Old Interface||N-Natural||Report|
Small (D1) wet loose slides on S-facing aspects as expected in the forecast.
CTN @4800' SE aspect, with 20cm of wet new snow from the last 48hrs on top of 2cm stout Christmas rain crust. While we did not get results from the CT, the new snow did not appear to be bonding well to the top of the Christmas crust — as demonstrated with skinning conditions. The crust supported skis, and earlier in the day boots as well, with BootPen & SkiPen being ~20cm (just new snow) and not penetrating the ice crust. As the temps increased and the sun came out, the crust still supported skis but BootPen rising to 31cm. Runnels illustrated the rain on snow events of late.
Comments: ATL N/O
Wet loose slides observed on S aspects up to 5000'. Did not get into exposed terrain ATL to be able to collect data around the wind slab problem.