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Eddy Mountains, Parks Creek Summit area. Many red flags of danger today. Snow to valley floor. Observed 1.5-2 feet of new snow near the top of Eddy Creek drainage and in the area. Drifts to 4 feet. Windy, NE to NW. Tons of blowing snow, shooting cracks, large and deep, hollow wind slabs. Skin track blew back in within the hour. Arduous trail breaking. A total wallow. A couple D2 natural avalanches that crossed the road on the way up. Storm began to break mid-day. Donut holes of blue sky. Filtered sunlight and obscured skies for most the day. The new snow was very low density and deep. One of the higher avalanche danger days of the season. We stuck to lower angle terrain.
- Observation Location: Eddies, Parks Creek Area
- Elevation: ~7,000 feet
- Date: 20210315
- Time: All day
- Observer: H Meyers
- Sky Conditions: Obscured (X)
- Current Precipitation: S1, ceasing by mid-day.
- Air Temperature: 15° low / 23° high / 18° mean °F
- Surface Penetration: Ski penetration (PS) = 1.5 feet, boot penetration (PF) = 24 in
- Total Snow Depth (HS): 160-180 cm
- 24-hour New Snow Depth (HN24): 50-60 cm
- 24-hour New Snow Water Equivalent (HN24W): n/a
- Wind Direction: [N | NE NW
- Wind Speed: Strong for the AM, moderate for the PM, windy over ridgetops, calm down in the drainages