Windloading and cracking on Sargents

Location Name: 
Sargents
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 17:03
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 3.0324" N, 116° 7' 37.3188" W
US


Red Flags: 
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: 

Strong winds were creating rapid loading on the ridge and into the starting zone on N to E slopes. Shooting cracks were extending beyond my skis. Did not see any natural or human triggered avalanche activity. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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