Obs from Virginia

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
South Peak
Submission Info
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:30pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Sout Peak/ No Name 38° 2' 29.6592" N, 119° 15' 10.9116" W
Snowpit Observations
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Snow cover at Virginia is low and varied. A lot of exposed rocky areas. Greatest snow depth found was 78 cm in a NNE facing gully at 10500 ft. on South Peak. The snow surface is heaily wind affected. Observed wind crust that is 1-5 cm thick and 4F to P hard. Some soft and loose snow still found in the trees on the upper shoulder. Where I dug, the P hard windcrust sat on top of 10 cm F hard snow. N- aspects have a much more continuous snow cover than S- aspects. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
More detailed information about the weather: 

Increasing winds from the SW are transporting snow. Small scale rolling snow and turbulent saltaion observed. Wind speed ranged from light to moderate. At times there were big snow banners visible off Sout Peak. 

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