January 14, 2021
January 15, 2021
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Did you observe any avalanches? Yes
Size 1: Relatively harmless to people
All aspects, near and below treeline. Many wet loose avalanches from Jan 12th. Some up to D1.5 and gouging to ground... still shallow, here. Did not see slabs
Very shallow snowpack (50-120cm) with scouring to ground on windward slopes. Found surface crust supportive to skis and sometimes to boots
Profile at NW, 5,300ft on Diamond Head. HS 91cm. Tests indicated propagation (CTM(SC), ECTP14) down 56cm on Dec 21st facets. However, multiple overlying crusts provided plenty of strength for good stability. See attached profile graph.