Mammoth Rock Snow pit

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Mammoth Rock
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Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 36' 54.3564" N, 118° 59' 37.1148" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

HS 365, CT9, ECTNR.  Compression test appeared to fracture on the storm slab, 25cm depth from surface.  Did trigger a small wind slab feature intentionally on the descent.

Snowpack photos: 
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

We were curious what the buried rain crust was looking like and how the new snow was setting up.  We found a solid 1-1.5cm thick ice crust buried roughly 1 meter deep from surface.  On wind scoured features the rain crust was exposed.

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: 

Winds were nuking from SW, light precip.

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