Bishop Creek - Table Mountain snow conditions

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Jawbone Canyon-Table Mtn
Submission Info
Forecaster
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
Red Flags: 
37° 13' 18.75" N, 118° 35' 25.1808" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Went back up to Table Mtn/Jawbone canyon to see how conditions changed from yesterday and I've been fighting a cold, so needed something more accessible, apologies for repetitive terrain choice.  We skiied a run on more northerly aspect in trees from 10600 down and found variable surfaces from firm rain crusts, shallow wind deposted snowfields and firmer 3-5cm thick windboard that was still relatively soft and semi breakable. Did make it up higher to 11000ft which was good to see if rain from Feb 14/15 had made it up there. I did not find any sign of rain crust at 11000 elevation. Dug a hasty pit and found right side up snow, with some hard results on compression tests at new snow hardness changes. The east aspect up high was nice and windloaded with soft snow about a 1' in depth. Was not able to get any reaction on storm slab or wind slab conditions anywhere througout the tour. Obviously Bishop creek has recieved way less snow than the Mammoth area.

100cm deep snowpit at 11,032ft         67deg E aspect           30deg slope

HS: 255cm

HNS: 25cm winddeposit

Surface O-25cm=F  25-35cm=4F  35-100cm=1F

CT21H SC @ 25cm below surface

CT25H SC @ 35cm below surface

 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

12F at 1pm

Cold temps with the swirling winds made for cold conditions. Overcast all day with light to moderate snow flurries. Winds were all over the place, but predominantly from the south and west.

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