Wind affect upper Blue and Rain Crust lower Blue

Location Name: 
Blue
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/02/2021 - 10:30


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Surface hoar layer still present 20cm deep @ 5660' SW Aspect on W side of Blue, Boot pen 48cm, CTE @ 20cm, ECTN 12 @ 20cm

Rain Crust observed at and below 5700' on W aspects from rain event 2/1/2021

Evidence of wind slab formation on E - NE aspects of Blue at 6600'

Snowpack photos: 
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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Overnight warming on 2/1/2021 Created a rain crust between 3-5cm thick observed on SW and W aspects at and below 5700'.  Graupel falling on top of that.  Observed up to 3cm on top of crust.