11½ feet (3.5 meters) of snow in 8 days – Third missing snowboarder in 3 months
“Just read an article about a third missing snowboarder in 3 months in the Mt. Baker ski resort in Washington State,” says reader. “They said they have received more snow in the last 8 days than Idaho and Colorado get in a whole year.”
“We have been in a rare and significant storm cycle for the last eight days,” said Gwyn Howat, operations manager at the Mount Baker Ski Area.
“We have received as much snow in the last eight days here in the Pacific Northwest as Idaho and Colorado get in an entire winter.”
According to Mount Baker Ski Area’s snow report, in that time the mountain has received more than 3.5 metres of snow.
Howat said while conditions are too treacherous for the active physical search for the missing snowboarder to continue, search teams are using technology to keep looking.
A night drone with thermal imaging has already been deployed, but results were unsuccessful.
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