Knolls below Tele Bowls

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Submission Info
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:30pm
37° 37' 8.4396" N, 118° 57' 42.768" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up to the minor ridgeline below Tele Bowls mid-day. Skittish about snowpack, so stuck to low angle slopes, and didn't go past the meadow below the Tele Bowls. Could see no signs of slides in either bowl, but could have happened and been buried subsequently during cycle. Dug a few small pits on minor convexities, found no sensitive layers, and hand/pole penetration didn't reveal obvious density differences. No whumpfing, no shooting cracks, despite lots of jumping about, etc. Good skiing where wind hadn't turned the snow into sastrugi.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Wind was mostly out of the south, but shifted to the west over time, with resulting cross-loading beginning to happen in the lower bowls. Higher above, Cculd see significant plumes on lee sides of Mt Laurel and Bloody Mountain, so significant loading going on. 

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