Small wind slab

Location Name: 
North Fork Lake Fork
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/27/2015 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 21.8424" N, 115° 55' 16.6692" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
Snowpack photos: 
Small wind slab on steep roll over
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

The continued talk of wind slabs we hope is not falling on deaf ears. While active slabs are not the majority, they still could pack a punch and deserve your respect when travelling in high elevations and/or consequential terrain.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

An inversion was in place yesterday which caused the upper elevations to be warm and pleasant, while temps in the valley stayed quite cold. We noticed some light 'roller ball' activity due to the warmer weather and intermittent sunshine.