Glidden Ridge Whumphing

Location Name: 
Glidden Ridge Whumphing
Region: 
Silver Valley Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:35
Location Map: 
United States
47° 32' 4.236" N, 115° 42' 5.868" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Widespread collapsing, cracking, and whumphing on all aspects that we toured on today.  Didn't matter if it was in the wide open trees or in openings, we'd take a couple steps out and the whole area would collapse.  Pit tests are not representative of how reactive it was because we couldn't get to a pit location without the snow around it collapsing first. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Heavy snow and gusting winds at times that were switching directions.