Ridge sk near June Mtn - J7 chair

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Near June ski area
Submission Info
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:45pm
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
June Mtn 37° 44' 3.3792" N, 119° 4' 30.5256" W
Snowpit Observations
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A great day in the bc near June Mountain Ski area on the south and east facing slopes on the opposite side of the ridge near chair J7.  The terrain we were on today was 20-25 degree angle range and widely spaced with trees.  Ski pen was about 30-50cm on average and deeper at times.  New snow depth on top of the old rain soaked snow was averaging about 135 cm.  This layer of snow was very stable and bonding well to the wet snow below.  The best skiing was sheltered slopes.  Ridgeline winds were averaging about 30mph (best guess) but only when gusting.  Off the ridge the wind was not a factor.  Lightly snowing all day.  I can't speak to the windslabs, but the snow in this area seemed to represent a nice, stablizing post storm snowpack.  

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
East
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
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Weather was as forecast.  I did find it intersting that the winds appeared to switch to out of the east for most of the day.  Could have just been our location, but something to note with possible windslab on west faces.

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