Snowpack, Weather, and Avalanche Observations
No significant signs of instability were observed. Blowing snow and very small dry loose sluffs were visible on the east aspect of Green Butte. Snow surface texture was uniform above the rain line where 10-15 cm of new snow was observed between 7500-9500ft in the Old Ski Bowl. Boot penetration was 40cm. The transition from wet to drier snow was near 8500ft.
Light rain fell up to 7500ft throughout the day. Just above this elevation, precipitation quickly transitioned to snow. Winds were moderate out of the west/northwest above 8000ft. Skies were fully obscured until 1130 when the clouds lifted to 12000ft for a brief period.