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MORE DRY & COLD w/ WIND UP HIGH - JANUARY 17, 2013


Buck Mountain - 1/17/2013
A small storm system on January 10th & 11th, briefly broke the dry spell after the Holidays, before we moved right back into another period of high pressure and dry, cold days.  This second period of drought, however, has been accompanied by some stronger winds out of the north that have significantly impacted snow conditions above treeline.  Expect areas of wind slab, breakable crust, and sastrugi above 10,000 feet, and softer, less wind-affected snow, lower down.  The next chance of significant precipitation is expected the middle of next week. 
Looking towards Albright Peak from Peak 10,696 - 1/17/2013