The anomaloulsy strong high pressure ridge continues to bring dry conditions and light winds through the end of the week.
Even though the calendar shows we are nearing the end of December, the snowpack is thin and recreation is limited to ski touring and making turns in the Red Cone Bowl and careful turns in the trees above Horseshoe Lake. The top of the Bowl is stripped from north winds. Dry settled powder can be found in north facing trees but many downed logs and rocks present route finding problems.
Widespread recreation in the backcountry will come with more snow- for now, there is insufficient snow cover and conditions do not warrant avalanche advisories.
I am making snowpack observations and will post them to the observations page.
|0600 temperature:||15-20 deg. F.|
|Max. temperature in the last 24 hours:||45-50 deg. F.|
|Average wind direction during the last 24 hours:||N|
|Average wind speed during the last 24 hours:||5-10 mph|
|Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours:||10 mph|
|New snowfall in the last 24 hours:||0 inches|
|Total snow depth:||15-20 inches|