Punta Bardini

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
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Forecaster
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 36' 47.34" N, 118° 57' 44.424" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick tour up to the top of the Tele Bowls on Punta Bardini. Snow level at 1130 was around 8400', rain below that. Snow level dropped down to below 7800' by 1300. New snow between 40 and 65cm depending on terrain and aspect. New snow moist all the way down. Old snow wetted through down to at least 80cm below the surface. Trail breaking was tough. Large and medium roller balls from my skis on all slopes.

1245 at 8800' on NW aspect, opening in the trees 30 degree slope- CTM SC down 50cm at the old snow-new snow interface x2. ECTP21 down 50cm at the same interface. Turned around there and skied the trees next to my skin track. Dense, heavy, wet snow.

No visible natural avalanches, but very poor visibility.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
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