Nowcast- Amazon's weather department over-delivered as it made the rounds through the North Slope late last night, stacking up 6" of low density, cold smoke... a most unexpected sweet, white treat indeed. The south half of the range got skunked and registers just a couple inches of fluff. In either case, we're creeping our way out of the deep freeze with temperatures starting the day in the teens, as northwest winds blow in the mid 20's along the high peaks. Overnight snow does little to soften our big open bowls which are scratchy underfoot. However, don't let your heart be troubled... lose some elevation, seek out wind sheltered terrain, and you'll be rewarded with soft, creamy snow.
Forecast- A few scattered snow showers linger early this morning, but we'll see clearing, with mostly sunny skies on tap by about suppertime. Northwest winds remain well behaved and blow 15-25 mph along the ridges. It'll be crisp, with high temperatures barely reaching into the low 20's while overnight lows crater near zero.
Futurecast- We start to dry out for the latter half of the week with the next best chance for storminess late in the weekend.
A spectacular image from a recent stomp about on the east side of the range. Click HERE
for a great trip report from Henry's Fork.
Huge thanks for all the great obs streaming in from the eastern front. Detailed trip reports and recent obs are found HERE.
No significant recent avalanche activity to report. However, if ya wanna geek out, click HERE
to track this years slide activity throughout the range.