Snowpit above the 4 seasons TH, June Lake

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
N Trees between Yost and Fern Creek
Submission Info
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
37° 45' 17.9964" N, 119° 6' 25.614" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured in the morning out of the 4 seasons TH in June Lake to the N facing trees between Yost Creek and Fern Creek.  The bushes just off the road are mostly covered, but it's still possible to drop into the bushes.  It was snowing yet quite warm; some roller balls were barely accumulating.  Dug a pit on a 30 degree NW aspect at 8400'.  HS 115.  The bottom of the snowpack is all facets up to 54cm with an upside down snowpack above the facets.  There were some branches in the facets in this location.  CTM11 Q1 and ECTP11 at the facet-new snow interface, 54cm, see photo.  The fracture propagated, but the block stayed in place until pulled.  The skiing was challenging and punchy. Saw no shooting cracks or other signs of instability.   Did not hear any wumphing.  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
   
 
 
 
 
 
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