Earthquake Dome Snow Conditions

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
NE side of Earthquake Dome
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Forecaster
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 12:30pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 40' 2.352" N, 118° 59' 59.5392" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

I spent the day on earthquake dome today searching for sheltered tree skiing.  No recent avalanches, wumphing, or shooting cracks were noted on my tour today. I observed some small pockets of fresh wind slab on the summit as well as some fresh cornice development.  Surface snow was more or less right side up and skiing was quite pleasant consisting primarily of boot top powder.   

Digging a pit on an NE aspect a little above 9000’ I found a stable right side up snowpack.  Stability tests identified a week layer about 30 cm from the surface and a handful of melt-freeze crusts.  (CTH, ECTN)  All in all, I found a pretty stable snowpack.

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Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

It was largely cloudy today with light to moderate SW winds.  Intermittent snow showers were noted throughout the day with only trace amounts accumulating.  -2° C at 12:45 at 9100'

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