Observation Tours Around Mill City

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Various sites with different aspects in the Mill City area.
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Monday, December 30, 2019 - 1:30pm
Mill City/Old Mammoth TH 37° 37' 17.2704" N, 118° 59' 51.198" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We found snowpack depth varied from 85 to 121cm in this area.  New snow above the rain crust was 25 to 45cm in depth depending on whether there was wind redistributing the snow.  Digging in the snow revealed right side up snow above the crust, but a series of crust/facet combos beneath.  Poking around in the crust layers showed deterioration of the crusts at varying rates depending on aspect.  CT and ECT test showed results on SE aspects, but no significant results were found in sheltered NE facing terrain.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Cloud cieling was low and we determined that the sky was Obscured at the start of our tour today, but lifted to being just overcast as the day went on.  Intermittent snowfall without significant accumulation today.  Wind was light gusting moderate, which was less than we expected when we set out for the day.

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