Snowpit from Red Cone Water Tank

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Just over ridgeline from water tank on skin track towards Red Cone Peak from Tamarack
Submission Info
Volunteer Observer
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 11:30am
Red Cone Peak Water Tank
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

The snowpack remains very thin in most places (<50cm), with a well-defined melt-freeze crust present at the surface due to the extreme warming and sudden cooling we experienced over the past week. While these conditions do not make for noteable avalanche hazards, they do present consistent skiing hazards: breakable crust abounds, and low tide obstacles can sneak up on you if you let your guard down. The skin track was icy and the snow punchy. Though we did not observe any recent wind loading, it should be kept in mind that due to our most recent wind event that pockets of wind slab could still be lurking out there. 

Snowpack in brief: a melt-freeze crust on top of layers of facets and rounding facets. 

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Skiing conditions in brief: be sure to bring the rock skis and keep on the lookout for sharks in the water & breakable crust. General conditions were meager to say the least.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
None
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Clouds moved in and out throughout the area across the duration of our brief tour. 

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