Rapid temp rise, ground blizzards and wind.

Yukon

Yukon Field Team , Wednesday 17th February, 2021 3:30PM

What a change in the weather. We've had a rapid rise in temps -34c to -3c out at Fraser camp. We sledded at tree line today. It’s a blizzard out there! Strong south west winds and 5cm of new snow through the day. Visibility varied between limited and non-existent. Our sled tracks were 15cm deep in sheltered areas. Terrain exposed to the wind is still wind hammered. As the winds ramped up, strong south west winds resulted in active snow transport at tree line with freshly deposited snow becoming reactive on lee features.

Snow conditions were: Wind affected, Powder. Weather conditions were: Stormy, Windy, Warm, Cloudy. We rode: Alpine slopes, Mellow slopes, Open trees. Riding quality was ok.

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN