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It's a crisp morning with clear skies and a cool northerly flow which delivers temperatures in the teens and low 20's. For the past 72 hours, north and northwest winds have been busy at work along the high ridges, blowing in the 20's and 30's and continue in that spirit early this morning. There's a myriad of snow surfaces, though with a little hunting, excellent riding conditions on soft powder are still found on mid and upper elevation wind and sun sheltered north facing slopes.
One last day of cool, spring-like weather is on tap and then we're headed for nearly record highs by weeks end as strong high pressure builds overhead. Today, look for mostly sunny skies, a decrease in winds as the day wares on, and high temperatures climbing into the upper 30's. Overnight lows dip into the mid 20's.
The graphic above bodes well for biking, trail running, and taking the Olympic bar outside the gym for a lift... not so much for dry, fresh pow. However, a glimmer of hope shines through by late Sunday as computer models hint at a stormy period developing early next week. More deets to follow as the storm and timing become more clear.
Trip reports and snowpack observations are found HERE.
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Spring happens fast in these parts and of course, the snowpack is keenly aware of these macro and micro changes. Monday was a curiously active day. With a bit of a thump, the snowpack continues producing avalanches that break to our problem child, a persistent weak layer (PWL).... and the slides are packing a punch and piling up a healthy dose of debris.