49 degrees north: Whoomphing, shooting cracks, glide cracks

Location Name: 
49 degrees north ski area
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 07:30
Location Map: 
United States
48° 18' 4.0464" N, 117° 33' 46.7316" W

Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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Snowpit Observations
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Wow!  All the red flags at 4000 feet at 49 degrees north ski area this morning.  About 24 inches of dense snow in the last 48 hours.  Very active settling and very noisy collapses as I toured below "Silver Jack".  I've never witnessed this kind of activity at this low of an elevation.  Pretty cool!  Good skiing too!


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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
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