High winds off Dana Plateau

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
V- Bowl
Submission Info
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm
37° 55' 36.0444" N, 119° 11' 28.8492" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Skinned up V-Bowl today. The snow BTL is soft storm snow that shows very little wind affect and is setteling into a creamy, soft slab. Once near treeline, there was quite a bit of snow transport by the W-SW winds, light with gusts to moderate. The soft 4F slab, with a wind skin on it cracked and propagated off my ski tips about 3 ft. out. Got the same layer at 10 cm to fracure with easy force on my shovel tilt test. The only signs of instability we saw were in the top 10 to 25 cm in the new snow. Total snow depth ar 9240 ft. was 225 cm. Winds from the W were blowing big banners of snow off the Dana plateau and we observed snow drifting down all the E facing chutes of E.Peak od Dana and down into Coke and Ripper chutes. 

Rollerball activity happening on SE-S-W aspects.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Still cold today; at 9240 ft. at 1300 it was -2.5 deg. C. The snow did not become sun affected.

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