Obs from Minaret Vista

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Smugglers
Submission Info
Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 3:45pm
37° 38' 48.984" N, 119° 3' 14.3856" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

 

Snowpit location + test results:

330 NW @ 9400ft on Smugglers 

HS 200 , overall very strong structure. 1F/P mid + lower pack. Top 50cm was a mixed bag of DFs / FCsf / RGwp / crusts 

CT14 (SP) down 35cm 

CT24 (SP) down 48cm (graupel + crust combo) 

Notable observation of the day was the widespread surface hoar (2-4mm) in this location. Existed on nearly all aspects expect southerlies and was present near Treeline as well. 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
North
More detailed information about the weather: 

Mild , lack luster weather yet beautiful for teaching an avalanche course. No observed blowing snow, most likely due to lack of available snow for transport. 

 

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