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Recreational Observation

East Slopes Central - Lake Chelan to South of I-90

Feb. 25, 2018, 9 a.m. PST

Weather: -6C, gale force W/NW winds, and moderate to heavy snow until noon above 5000'. Calm, light E wind, temperature rising to -4C and clearing into afternoon.

Snowpack: SS +/-25cm; variable wind effect, from loaded sastrugi to ice crust to low-density storm snow. Widespread cracking on steep and/or wind-affected slopes.

Area Description: Blewett Pass - Windy Knob - Wenatchee Mountains

Avalanches: R1D1.5 upon dropping into a convex roll around 5800'. Ski cut similar northerly feature and wind slab sheared cleanly into but didn't move too far (r1D1).

Latitude: 47.312880

Longitude: -120.556578

Did you see any avalanches? Yes

Did you trigger any avalanches? Yes

Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No