Minimal wind effect where we were except along ridgelines where a small amount of transport was visible. Variable westerly wind.
I went out with the Washington State Snowmobile Association to catch up with members and check out the conditions. It was a great day out!
Snow began around 10:00 and kept snowing light to moderate throughout the day, although it only amounted to about 4” of low density snow by the time I left. Minimal wind was present except along ridgelines where I hardly travelled, so I didn’t find wind slab development. No new avalanches were seen or triggered where we travelled.
About 30cm of snow was present above the MLK crust. The new snow from today has easy rough breaks in pits, but no overlying slab was present. The snowpack was mainly right side up, except for a subtle lower density layer midway down saw moderate compression tests and ECTN with moderate taps. The Xmas crust was down 72cm and the whole snowpack on the NW slope at 5440’ was surprisingly just under 2m deep.