The break in the storm was a lovely change of pace and we enjoyed mostly sunny skies with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Mostly calm winds, but we could see some drifting at ridges.
There were just a few inches of new snow over a moist crust at the SnoPark. New snow totals increased with elevation, and we found approximately 30cm of new snow at 5700ft.
Snow surfaces in the sun moistened quickly, with rollerballs and small wet loose avalanches observed on all aspects by the early afternoon. There was little wind effect even up to the ridges, just minor drifts on lee aspects.
The snowpack is deep in this part of the East Central with snow depths between 250-320cm between 5000-5800ft. We dug a profile on an east aspect at 5700ft. Snow height was 320cm with 180cm of snow, increasing in hardness with depth, over the Valentines Crust. A shovel tilt test and compression test (CTM RP) identified the most recent storm interface down 30cm, but other than that there was minimal layering or notable interfaces in the upper pack.