Test Profile Below Mammoth Rock

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
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Forecaster
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 36' 58.95" N, 118° 59' 40.3836" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

AIARE Level 1 course today near Mammoth Rock.

1100- Moderate W winds transporting snow across the face of the Sherwins; consistent saltation throughout mid-day at and below the ridge. Many wind affected snow surfaces. No whumphing or shooting cracks. Localized cracking on some particularly cross-loaded rollovers; cracks about 5cm deep and <1m.

1200- Series of test profiles at the old Log Cabin Mine site across the road from Mill City, W of Mammoth Rock. (See attached profile) Inconclusive test results: One profile had several CTM SP Results while neighboring pits had only RP or N results. ECT did not fracture or propagate.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
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