Jan. 5, 2019, 5:30 p.m. PST
Weather: BKN skies all day - increasing winds observed in ATL in the afternoon, renewed wind transport that elevation band.
Snowpack: HS in NTL 200-250cm. Below 5500' 10-15cm 1F dry snow over +100cm of moist, very rain affected storm layers. Could not ID old snow surface or 12/28 SH. Above 5500' 15-20cm of 4F-1F dry snow over 75cm of moist snow (1F<>P) that fell at just below freezing temps and minimally rain affected. ID'd old snow surface down 75cm and 12/28 SH down 115 - SH difficult to ID. Pockets of wind loading NTL 'ly aspects.
Avalanches: Wet avalanche debris observed in BTL+NTL on all aspects - many (~20) loose wet in origin and a few (~5) that initiated as slabs. Debris generally covered with 10-20cm dry snow. These all likely initiated during rain event 1/3. No avalanches observed in dry snow from end of precip.
Observation by Lee Lazzara
Did you see any avalanches? Yes
Did you trigger any avalanches? No
Was anyone caught in an Avalanche? No