Size 3: Could bury and destroy a car, damage a truck, destroy a wood frame house, or break a few trees
Multiple large deep persistent slab avalanches from the 2/22 or 2/25-26 cycle are visible across the Chiwaukum Range. These were largely above treeline, but we also saw NTL persistent slab slides to D3 on multiple aspects around the Jay Creek, Big Slide Creek, Chatter Creek, and Hoxsley Creek drainages.
Signs of Unstable Snow
Remnants of the 2/22 and 2/26-27 cycles are everywhere in the east central zone. Warming and cornice fall could continue to test the January persistent weak layer/deep persistent slabs.
Observed Avalanche Problem #1:
Southerly aspects were opening up and shedding rapidly mid-day.
Observed Avalanche Problem #2:
Getting big and going to be tested by warming.
Observed Avalanche Problem #3:
Deep Persistent Slab
Evidence of deep persistent slabs all over the east central zones.