Snow conditions on Earthquake Dome

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Earthquake Dome
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Forecaster
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 2:00pm
Red Flags: 
37° 39' 56.8656" N, 118° 59' 38.8392" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

I went for a walk up Earthquake dome this afternoon to dig a profile and get an idea of how the warm weather has affected lower elevation snowpack.  Surface snow was wet even on shaded north facing terrain.  A snow pit at 9100’ on an NE aspect revealed a snow structure that is mostly wet and almost isothermal.  I was not able to confirm any buried surface hoar in this location though with such high water content it’s likely that any present would have broken down. Compression test highlighted a weak layer of loose facets 30 cm from the ground however my ECT tests showed no result.  Overall stability was pretty good in this location, but the skiing was sub-optimal.  ​

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
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