New Snow and Wind behind June Mtn

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Behind June Mtn
Submission Info
Forecaster
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 44' 26.6568" N, 119° 5' 45.6108" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

-From bottom of J7 (J7 closed due to wind), traversed out to Yost Creek and areas between Hemlock and Dream Peak, Hemlock, 4-seasons down to Rd.

-A few inches of dense new snow at 8,000', 5-6" of new snow above 9,500'.

-Frequent shooting cracks (up to a meter plus long) in areas stepper than 30deg, both in exposed and more sheltered areas (note: even commonly sheltered areas were experiencing wind above 9,000').  Small slab releases 5-6" deep with kick turns and cuts on some slopes steeper than 35deg.  

-Special travel attention was necessary today to navigate terrain safely especially to avoid steep windloaded areas.  

-Thin melt-freeze crust present in many areas 2-6" below surface depending on wind-deposition/stripping at elevations under 10,000'

-Good skiing/riding conditions especially above 7,700' (denser and thicker below).

Weather Observations
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More detailed information about the weather: 

-Quite windy above 9,000' (only light winds below 9,000').  Mostly from the South and Southwest.  Above freezing temps below 8,000', colder up higher.  Snowing all day, at times with moderate intensitiy.  

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