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Central Oregon Avalanche Association – Observations

Information provided by Central Oregon Avalanche Association.
Date Title/Location Report Type Position Reporter(s)
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 - 5:28 PM Todd Ridge/Soda Peak conditions  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 - 4:55 PM Repeat of last week  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 - 7:52 PM Rain to Snow to Sun...  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Jonas
Sun, Feb 12, 2017 - 9:33 AM Hoodoo & Hayrick Butte  
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions Public Brit Laurenti
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 - 12:15 PM Touchy wind slabs - Tumalo Bowl  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 - 12:13 PM Snomobile Report  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Mike Maurer
Mon, Feb 6, 2017 - 8:48 AM Monday 02/6/2017 Report Walker Rim Riders  
Walker Rim Riders
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 - 10:27 PM Storm / Wind Slab Avalanche Cycle  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Jonas
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 - 12:34 PM D1 Wind Slab Avalanche / Cornice Formation on Tumalo  
Three Sisters Area
Avalanche Activity Public Alli Miles
Fri, Feb 3, 2017 - 8:25 PM Soda Peak Profile  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 - 12:15 PM WInd Effects on Tumalo  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Mike Maurer
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 - 9:55 PM Variable  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Jonas
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 9:52 PM Tam Rim to Broken Top  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 3:33 PM Tumalo snow profile  
Other
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 3:21 PM Broken Top Tour  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Mike Maurer
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 - 1:16 PM Tumalo conditions  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 - 5:46 PM Monday 01/23/2017 Report Jeremy  
Jeremy
Mon, Jan 23, 2017 - 5:45 AM Tam Rim Oberservation  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Scott Rowles
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 - 7:25 PM Friday 01/20/2017 Report Kevin  
Kevin
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 - 6:18 PM Tumalo tour conditions  
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, Jan 20, 2017 - 12:20 PM Todd Lake Tour  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Mike Maurer
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 - 8:24 PM Weekly Profile  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Jonas
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 - 9:38 AM Ball Butte  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Public McKay
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 - 10:22 PM Ball Butte Tour  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 - 9:00 PM Black Butte Conditions  
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 - 2:45 PM New Snow on Tumalo Butte - Pro Observation  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
COAA Observer Mike Maurer
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 - 1:41 PM Todd lake  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Ryan
Tue, Jan 10, 2017 - 3:50 PM Tumalo Conditions  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Public Henry L.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 - 8:33 PM Avalanche Cycle Beginning....  
Tam Rim Area
Avalanche Activity Pro Observer Jonas
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 - 10:55 PM Weak surface snow ahead of storm  
Other
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Jonas
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 - 5:45 PM Kwohl Tour - Pro Observation  
Other
Snow Conditions COAA Observer Mike Maurer
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 - 9:55 PM The wicked witch of the east?  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer gabe
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 - 5:35 PM Tumalo conditions  
Other
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 - 8:44 PM Todd Ridge Conditions  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Gabe
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 - 11:48 PM Cone Peak/Iron Mtn  
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions Public D. McKay
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 - 7:08 PM Santiam Pass  
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Jonas
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 - 12:48 PM Snowmobile Report - Pro Observation  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
COAA Observer Mike Maurer
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 - 8:07 PM Tumalo busy day  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Public Dirk
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 - 9:13 PM Recent Avalanche Activity  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Pro Observer Gabe
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 - 9:10 PM Tumalo snow profile  
Other
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 - 7:57 PM D2 slide  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public TJ
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM Weaknesses in upper snowpack.  
Tam Rim Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Jonas
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 - 6:02 PM D1/2 Slide on Tumalo  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Brian Ladd
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 - 9:19 PM Ball Butte/East side Broken Top  
Broken Top Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 - 1:52 PM Tumalo Tour - Pro Observation  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions COAA Observer Mike Maurer
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 - 8:44 PM Tumalo Area, E facing  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Public Nic Hall
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 - 5:49 PM N Crater  
Newberry Crater Area
Snow Conditions
No Avalanche Activity
COAA Observer TM
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 - 9:33 PM Natural R2D2 below treeline  
Santiam Pass Area (including Three Finger Jack)
Snow Conditions
Avalanche Activity
Public Noah
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 - 8:08 PM Tumalo tour  
Three Sisters Area
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Aaron Hartz
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 - 10:57 PM Full Profile and Observations  
Diamond Lake Area (Baily, Crater Lake, Thielson)
Snow Conditions Pro Observer Cat Ski Mt Bailey, Mt B Patrol & TSBC

NWS Forecast for Mt. Bachelor

Forecast information provided by the National Weather Service.
Current conditions at

Wanoga Butte (HWY 372 MP 17) (ODT31)

Lat: 43.98287°NLon: 121.58095°WElev: 6000ft.

NA

25°F

-4°C

Humidity NA
Wind Speed W 4 MPH
Barometer NA
Dewpoint N/A
Visibility NA
Wind Chill 20°F (-7°C)
Last update 19 Feb 2:40 am PST
Extended Forecast for

Mount Bachelor OR

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow showers.  Low around 19. Southwest wind around 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Showers

    Low: 19 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Snow.  High near 29. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Breezy

    High: 29 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Snow.  Temperature rising to around 29 by 4am. South wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

    Snow

    Low: 26 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Snow.  High near 31. Windy, with a south wind 26 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Windy

    High: 31 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow.  Low around 24. Windy, with a southwest wind 30 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Windy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Snow.  Cloudy, with a high near 27. Windy.

    Snow and
    Windy

    High: 27 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 20 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 22.

    Snow Likely

    High: 22 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A chance of snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.

    Chance Snow

    Low: 12 °F

For the full report see the NWS Mt. Bachelor forecast

Mt. Bachelor Conditions

Condition information provided by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Mid Mountain Snowfall

Snowfall measured at 7,300' near the top of the Sunrise Express lift

2"
since 6am today
4"
24 Hour
15"
3 Day
15"
7 Day
389"
snowfall since Oct 1
138"
Snow Depth

West Village Base Snow Fall

Snowfall measured at 6,300' near the bottom of the Sunshine Accelerator lift

2"
since 6am today
4"
24 Hour
15"
3 Day
15"
7 Day
377"
snowfall since Oct 1
106"
Snow Depth

Live Temperatures

16°
Summit 9,000'
19°
Mid-mountain 7,775'
23°
Base Area 6,300'

Mt. Bachelor Telemetry

Condition information provided by Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Mt Bachelor previous 24hr weather report

For range February 18, 2017 03:11 AM PST to February 19, 2017 03:11 AM PST.

Date and time 6300' Base Depth 6300' Base Temp 7285' Sunrise Temp 7800' Pine Temp 8000' Northwest Temp 9000' Summit Temp Base RH Pine RH Summit RH Sunrise Wind Avg Sunrise Wind Max Sunrise Wind Dir Pine Wind Avg Pine Wind Max Pine Wind Dir Northwest Wind Avg Northwest Wind Max Northwest Wind Dir Summit Wind Avg Summit Wind Max Summit Wind Dir
Feb 19, 2017 03:00 AM 104.5 22.56 0 19.02 17.52 16.67 95 99 94 n/a n/a n/a 22 48 218 32 45 232 0 0 0
Feb 19, 2017 02:00 AM 104.2 22.6 15.48 19.05 17.62 17.39 94 99 94 4 15 129 27 60 236 36 47 231 0 0 0
Feb 19, 2017 01:00 AM 104.3 22.73 15.59 19.21 17.85 17.74 95 99 94 4 13 n/a 26 56 229 39 60 234 0 0 0
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM 104.6 23.01 21.19 19.78 18.33 16.9 97 99 93 7 28 165 24 38 256 45 69 244 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 11:00 PM 104.4 23.42 21.35 20.04 18.34 17 97 100 94 5 24 247 27 45 268 42 58 248 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 10:00 PM 104.6 23.3 21.16 19.78 18.23 18.13 94 100 94 4 16 130 26 57 233 33 49 230 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 09:00 PM 104.4 23.14 21.08 19.83 18.59 18.76 95 99 94 10 29 178 21 37 239 31 45 234 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 08:00 PM 104.6 23.79 22.45 20.83 19.18 18.92 97 100 95 7 23 255 19 33 246 32 45 238 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 07:00 PM 104.4 23.33 21.72 20.55 18.74 19.77 99 100 95 18 35 242 16 27 262 32 46 240 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 06:00 PM 104.4 23.86 21.52 20.84 19.51 20.74 98 100 96 21 35 255 18 27 266 34 47 246 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 05:00 PM 104.5 24.95 23.18 22.02 20.4 21.59 99 100 96 12 25 295 17 29 282 30 42 251 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 04:00 PM 104.8 25.57 24.09 22.47 21.27 22.22 99 100 96 20 32 245 20 34 264 35 48 242 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 03:00 PM 104.4 26.78 24.62 23.51 22.15 23.9 98 100 97 17 34 247 24 38 274 37 49 255 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 02:00 PM 104.4 26.85 24.1 23.46 22.76 25.11 97 100 98 18 40 254 27 45 278 41 61 254 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 01:00 PM 104.6 27.2 24.9 24.31 23.33 25.02 98 100 98 23 38 265 27 41 268 39 58 255 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 12:00 PM 104.5 27.4 24.8 24.74 23.44 24.72 98 100 97 26 36 281 27 42 274 37 63 257 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 11:00 AM 104.8 26.81 24.72 24.53 23.16 24.25 98 100 97 27 40 285 28 38 274 37 51 267 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 10:00 AM 104.9 26.99 24.92 24.38 23.08 23.83 99 100 97 26 39 285 29 40 279 36 52 262 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 09:00 AM 104.9 27.25 25.4 24.3 23.09 23.18 99 100 96 24 38 280 27 39 276 32 43 259 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 08:00 AM 104.9 27.29 25.82 24.22 22.92 22.84 99 100 96 23 34 280 24 31 278 26 35 256 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 07:00 AM 104.6 26.47 26.2 24.38 23.05 22.72 99 100 96 23 35 267 20 28 272 26 35 254 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 06:00 AM 104.8 26.08 26.42 24.78 23.28 21.96 100 100 96 16 24 251 21 31 260 26 32 243 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 05:00 AM 104.6 26.21 26.09 24.92 23.4 21.61 100 100 96 12 21 221 28 35 241 25 31 227 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 04:00 AM 104.4 26.25 25.89 24.9 23.68 21.87 100 100 96 4 11 198 23 32 226 19 27 214 0 0 0
Feb 18, 2017 03:15 AM 104.4 26.39 25.16 25.06 24.25 21.78 100 100 96 1 6 186 21 39 207 17 22 202 0 0 0

Northwest Weather & Avalanche Center

Forecast information provided by Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center.
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Mt Hood

Issued: 6:02 PM PST Saturday, February 18, 2017
by Garth Ferber

NWAC avalanche forecasts apply to backcountry avalanche terrain in the Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt Hood area. These forecasts do not apply to developed ski areas, avalanche terrain affecting highways and higher terrain on the volcanic peaks above the Cascade crest level.

Up to several inches of new snow should be seen on Sunday at Mt Hood. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully for possible wind or storm slab on Sunday.

Danger Scalei
  • No Rating
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • Considerable
  • High
  • Extreme

Avalanche Problems for Sunday

Wind Slabi

Wind slabs can take up to a week to stabilize. They are confined to lee and cross-loaded terrain features and can be avoided by sticking to sheltered or wind scoured areas.

  • Avalanche Problemi
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  • Likelihoodi
  • Sizei

Storm Slabsi

Storm slabs usually stabilize within a few days, and release at or below the trigger point. They exist throughout the terrain, and can be avoided by waiting for the storm snow to stabilize.

  • Avalanche Problemi
  • Aspect/Elevationi
  • Likelihoodi
  • Sizei

Snowpack Analysis:

Weather and Snowpack

Yet another atmospheric river arrived Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain to Mt Hood. The storm total rain amounts ranged from over 2 to nearly 3 inches of water by Thursday morning. This weather caused some avalanches, lots of consolidation and the formation of surface crusts as temperatures began to cool at the tail end of the storm.

A slow cooling trend through late Thursday with light to moderate snow showers deposited 5-8 inches of new snow late Thursday and Thursday night at mid and upper elevations above the hardening rain crust. A period of strong westerly winds accompanied these snow showers late Thursday, building new wind slab on lee slopes near and above treeline.

A fair day was seen on Friday with light winds and no precipitation.

Increasing west to southwest alpine winds and light snow are seen at Mt Hood on Saturday.

Temperatures haven't changed much on Friday and Saturday.

Recent Observations

NWAC pro observer Laura Green reporting late Thursday from Mt Hood Meadows indicated the 5-6 inches of new snow was being rapidly transported, building fresh wind slabs on a variety of lee slopes from NE-SE facing below ridges. The bonding to the underlying wet snow appeared to be good initially.

Control results by the Mt Hood Meadows pro patrol early Friday produced 1 foot wind slab releases on lee terrain above treeline from artillery explosives. These slides would be the most recent wind slabs formed late Thursday. Elsewhere, controlled wind slab releases ranged from 6 inches to 1 foot were described as stubborn and isolated. Below treeline significant wet snow remained in the upper snowpack Friday.

A backcountry report from Laura from the White River drainage on Friday indicated a mix of surface conditions. Below treeline she found plenty of roller balls. Near and above treeline she found a firm rain crust near and above treeline with varying amounts of recent snow above depending upon wind exposure. Isolated wind slabs had formed on the leeward terrain below ridges, with one natural wind slab at about 7700 feet on an ESE facing wind loaded slope. Elsewhere she found firm conditions on an exposed hard rain crust.

Detailed Forecast for Sunday:

Moderately increasing south to southwest alpine winds and several inches of new snow should be seen on Sunday at Mt Hood. Temperatures shouldn't change much again on Sunday.

This should bring a slight avalanche danger increase on Sunday.

Watch for firmer wind transported snow on potential lee slopes. Alpine winds at the tail end of the last storm and on Sunday will have been mostly west to southwest so north to southeast aspects will be indicated.

Small areas of shallow storm slab might be possible in any areas that receive a few inches of rapidly accumulating snowfall.

Underlying wet snow especially at lower elevations should continue to drain and refreeze.


 

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