Lower Terrible Edith - Silver Mountain Resort

Location Name: 
Lower Terrible Edith - Silver Mountain Resort
Region: 
Silver Valley Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 12/31/2020 - 10:30
Location Map: 
United States
47° 30' 9.72" N, 116° 7' 30.36" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity

Observation made by: Program Manager
Snowpit Observations
Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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The slab in the photo was a lower elevation and more sheltered from rimming on the SH interface. More exposed terrain had a ton more rimming in the earlier snow pack. Storm slab is wide spread and reactive at lower elevations. Todays mitigation had soft wind slab on our ridges but was unreactive lower on those faces at 6000ft, this area was below 5000ft. This slab was relased during our auxilary routes and was expected to be seen on this slope.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour