Red Cone

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
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Forecaster
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:30pm
Red Flags: 
37° 35' 53.6172" N, 119° 1' 25.1616" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Toured up to Red Cone via the usual route from Tamarack, down north facing trees to Horseshoe Lake, back out on the cross country trails.

-1050am: 3 R1D1 recent wet point releases visible on S aspect of the Sherwins. Started under some rocks.

-1120am: Recent winds had stripped down to the rain crust/ice layer below Crystal Crag, N aspect.

-1145am: Stomped on a W facing rollover with an obvious wind drift, no results. Surface hoar was melting down or broken up by previous winds at and above 9400'.

-1230pm: Dug a pit on W aspect of Red Cone Bowl around 10,000'. See attached profile.

-145pm: Stomped on another wind lip on W aspect of Red Cone Bowl. No results.

Skied the NW aspect of the bowl, wind affected and not great until hitting the trees down to Horseshoe where it became good but thickening powder. Skiing in sheltered trees would probably be the best right now.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Sky went from Few clouds to Broken by 230pm. Winds were calm most of the day at all elevations but became light out of the west by 200pm.

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