Strong winds, Significant transport in the Sherwins

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Mammoth Rock
Submission Info
Forecaster
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:30pm
Red Flags: 
37° 36' 43.2684" N, 118° 59' 44.6892" W
Snowpit Observations
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On my short tour today in the Mammoth rock area, the wind took center stage.  Bannering was obvious on ridge tops throughout the Mammoth area, and significant transport was noted throughout my tour today even at lower elevations.  Many exposed areas were stripped down to the rain crust, but soft snow in more protected areas and wind-deposited snow in catchment zones made for enjoyable skiing.  
I dug in at around 9000’ on an NE aspect to get a look at the rain crust. Overall things seemed to be right side up and pretty well bonded, I did not find any sign of faceting near the crust and got no results in my stability tests today.  I did not observe any wumphing or recent avalanches today though I did find some localized cracking and slab development on leeward terrain features.   ​

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
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