Snowpit from Red Cone Ridge

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Red Cone Ridge
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 2:30pm
Red Flags: 
Red Cone 37° 35' 49.5348" N, 119° 1' 17.8392" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We probed around today checking for the variability in HS throughout the terrain we traveled through.  HS ranged from 110cm at the TH to 200cm where we topped out on Red Cone at 10,200'.  In our snow pit, we got a DTV on facets above a melt freeze crust 56cm from the ground and a PST END 50/195 on 3mm depth hoar 54cm from the ground.  From 54cm to the ground, the snowpack was all facets.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Temps started off above freezing at 0930 at the Twin Lakes TH, but cooled throughout the day as we gained elevation.  It was -2c where we dug our pit at 9,720'.  Winds were out of the SW all day, but ranged from light to strong depending on the level of protected terrain.  Skies started out scattered, but by the end of the day the sky was obscured.  

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