New snow instabilities at Big Creek

Location Name: 
Big creek
Region: 
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/11/2020 - 12:36
Location Map: 
United States
44° 38' 13.4088" N, 115° 48' 31.8492" W
US


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

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

New 8-12 inches of snow is denser/heavier than Wednesday/Thursday’s light snow which created tough trail breaking and slight upside down snowpack. Strong south winds were loading north aspects resulting in the new snow releasing and sloughing.

We could see larger debris piles in the runout zones indicating and active avalanche cycle during the storm/early morning hours. Creeping close to a steep rollover, we remotely triggered a slide (pic 1). 

Overall touchy conditions. We stayed out of avalanche terrain and noted coverage is improving. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour