Sloughing and cornice breaks

Location Name: 
Josephine Lake
Region: 
Secesh Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 12' 48.0096" N, 115° 58' 13.4652" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

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

Throughout the day we say a significant warm up which caused releases off south facing rocks. We also saw bigger sloughing on ENE aspects. On East facing ridges we found the new snow sat on an old hard sun crust layer

Snowpack photos: 
Cornice collapse
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

The snow decreased by noon. Early morning was full of heavy wet snow down low followed by lighter snow above 7,000ft. As the clouds broke the snow warmed up quickly And turned heavy