Mammoth Mountain - Southwest to South Aspects

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SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Mammoth Mountain - Southwest to South Aspects
Submission Info
Forecaster
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:45pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Obvious avalanche path
Mammoth Mountain - Southwest to South Aspects 37° 37' 22.89" N, 119° 1' 44.7816" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Assessed the southern aspect of Mammoth Mountain mid to upper elvevation for mid-day warming. Winds @ 11000, steady Westerly 10 to 15 with higher gusts. Light saltation on E to NE aspects in the upper elevations. Southerly aspects above 10,750' sublimating sustrugi, below upper 30 to 45 cm of the snowpack wet. Punchy where thin, especially near rocks. Creeks starting to break through the snowpack in the lower mid elevations in places. Noted two Loose Wet releases (SE aspect, 9000'), ~ 40 slope @ start, running 45 meters (~ 150) one from today (3/14), the other likely Monday (3/13). Pictures attached. Water begining to pond on the surface of the lake ice with some small areas of open water. No activity noted along the Crest. 

Snowpack photos: 
Loose Wet, SE, 9000', 150'X20'
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
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