Monday, December 31, 2018 - 1:15pm
A quick dig in the snow showed right side up conditions where we dug. Faceted snow was present about 10cm down, but the crusts we observed yesterday were not in evidence.
Overnight we had a trace to a couple inches of new snow. The surface forms observed were complex, but as the photo shows there were three different snow grains present. There was tiny Graupel <1mm, Precipitation Particles in the form of Needles and some very delicate Surface Hoar forming on the needles. The SH was easier to observe closer to water sources. Further from open water the SH was far more difficult to observe.