Near surface facets forming - storm with wind on the way

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williams lake drainage
Williams Lake Area
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Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:11
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United States
36° 33' 17.46" N, 105° 25' 43.8204" W

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In our travels today we found surface hoar and near surface facets formed from cold nights and a clear, sunny Tuesday.  These layers ski great and are not an avalanche concern now, but once they are buried with this weekend's storm snow and wind transported snow, they could be spooky weak layers.  Once we get more snow, dig around to see if it has fallen on weak facets, and expect wind slab formation Friday into the weekend.  Enjoy the pow in the meantime, amazing to have no wind for a few days!

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