Hammil Bowl Conditions

Hammil Bowl
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 1:30pm
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37° 34' 21.5256" N, 119° 0' 8.3736" W
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Toured up to Hammil Bowl today via Lake Mary Ridge.  Another cold day, but not as cold as yesterday. -13.5°C (7.5°F) at 1:30pm at 10,800'.   North winds still stiff at upper elevations, see attached video of snow being ripped out of a northerly facing chute above Hammil Bowl.  Upper elevation exposed slopes severly wind effected, with no deposition of concern on northerly facing slopes.  Suspect that a southerly facing couloir or feature with just the right aspect at upper elevation could have a small wind deposit to be on the lookout for.  Recent very cold temps and clear skies have been faceting the upper snowpack in many places.  The melt-freeze crusts that developed a few days ago during the warm spell on wind protected non-sunny aspect terrain below treeline is only a thin remnant now in the lakes basin, and I wouldn't be suprised if it is all faceted away in another day or two.  See attached video of snow on a NE protected slope at 9700'.  Snow continues to facet under that micro-crust, and skiing conditions are being rejuvenated with "recycled pow" (faceting snow).  No signs of instability to be found today in my travels.   

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Blue skies. 

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