Waterlogged, shallow snowpack in Little North Fork CDA watershed

Location Name: 
Burnt Cabin Summit
Region: 
Silver Valley Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:15
Location Map: 
United States
47° 45' 51.4332" N, 116° 36' 18.2664" W
US


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

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

Snowpack is waterlogged, shallow, and becoming more stable due to warmer temperatures and mixed precipitation, including rain, even at the highest elevations in the Fernan Saddle/Windy Ridge/Burnt Cabin Summit vicinity. Snow has melted off the trees, and conditions below the trees are often icy. Openings have deeper snowpack but still have an ice crust from the Jan. 12 snow event, although freeze/thawing and recent precipitation has softened it some.

Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Snowmobile trails crossing southerly aspects have stretches of poor coverage or just ice, so many have still not been groomed and cleared of trees since the Jan. 13 windstorm. Icy conditions will likely increase if hard freeze occurs following this rain/snow.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Precipitation was variable in form and quantity, coming down as rain, small graupel, sleet, or wet heavy snow and varying from light to heavy precip throughout the morning.