Snowpit E Aspect of Blue Mnt

Location Name: 
Blue mountain
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 12/26/2020 - 11:35
Location Map: 
United States
48° 23' 52.872" N, 116° 38' 36.6036" W

Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Snowpit on E aspect of Blue Mountain at 6250' elevation, showed 10 cm of new snow had yet to become a cohesive slab. Compression test was poorly reactive at 60 cm depth in early season facet layer (CTH-30-BRK). Shear Plane was found at 25 cm depth just below melt freeze crust layer (first layer in 10 cm zone 25-35 cm depth of interlayered crusts and decomposed snow); however the shear plane was not reactive in two compression tests only breaking after slab was removed from the snow pack.

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Informal rutschblock test did not result in any reaction of slab movement

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Slight warming trend through the day, possible the new snow forms more cohesive slab overnight