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Overnight temperatures reached the mid 30’s last night, setting up conditions for an unsubstantial refreeze of yesterdays wet snow at all elevations. That refreeze will quickly deteriorate as today’s sun reaches the snow surface. Indicators that wet loose avalanche conditions are rising include rollerballs, deep boot or ski penetration and snow shedding off of rocks. Observing any of these signs mean its time to find a more frozen aspect that has received less sun or move away from avalanche terrain altogether.
Throughout the week, continued diurnal melt/freeze cycles are expected. The key to safe travel during these conditions is getting on snow early and exiting avalanche terrain before surface snow is thoroughly wet and unconsolidated. North and west aspects may remain supportable longer into the day but with a high sun angle this time of year, all aspects will become wet at some point in the day.
CalTrans is currently plowing Hwy 108 and the road is snow free up to the Levitt Lake junction. Please park respectfully; leaving space for them to pass through with their equipment.
|0600 temperature:||36 deg. F.|
|Max. temperature in the last 24 hours:||48 deg. F.|
|Average wind direction during the last 24 hours:||E-SW|
|Average wind speed during the last 24 hours:||5-10 mph|
|Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours:||32 mph|
|New snowfall in the last 24 hours:||0 inches|
|Total snow depth:||0 inches|
Skies are expected to remain clear into the weekend with high temperatures in the upper 40's to mid 50’s in the mountains. Gusty winds from the W-SW today will likely continue throughout the week.
This snowpack summary applies only to backcountry areas in the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area. Click here for a map of the area. This snowpack summary describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This snowpack summary expires in 48 hours unless otherwise noted. The information in this snowpack summary is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.
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