Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Winter Infusion

This past weekend brought an enjoyable change in the weather to the park, snow!

Tuesday Touring
Since Friday the weather station in Paradise has recorded almost two feet of new snow, bringing the total snow depth to 85" or 50% of average. While not quite the snowpocalypse blizzaster we've all been hoping for it has been a pleasant change in conditions that is about to change again.

The forecast is calling for rapid warming in the next few days. Keep an eye out for avalanche hazards such as wet slides and point releases as the temps warm, particularly on recently loaded slopes. Given the lower than normal snow depth terrain traps are definitely a concern.

Come prepared (avy savy, beacon, probe, shovel), stay smart, have fun, repeat.