Behind June

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Behind June
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Forecaster
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 2:30pm
Red Flags: 
37° 43' 3.9936" N, 119° 8' 28.446" W
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Observations received from observer:

Toured in the Negatives, hemlocks and 4 seasons today and yesterday. 

Saw widespread rollerball activity below about 10'200 ft on S- SE -E aspects. Steep terrain underneath Rockbands. Looked like point releases, fan shaped but was mostly just the cumulative effect of all the roller balls from yesterday and today.

Snow on solar aspects today had MF crust on it. Still thin and it softened into good skiing. Top 3-4 cm of snow below 9500 ft seemed wet, balled up easily on solar aspects. The increasing cirrus cloud cover today made the snow grabby in some places below 9500 ft. 
Today, the clouds trapped a lot more heat and it really changed the snow below 10'000 ft even on N facing aspects. 

 

Still found widespread wind crusts between 1 cm to 5 cm thick on ENE aspects in wind affected areas on ascent through hourglass. 

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