Snowpit S of Schweitzer Triple (Pt. 6389)

Location Name: 
South of Schweitzer Triple - Gladed Face
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 14:25
Location Map: 
United States
48° 21' 44.0676" N, 116° 38' 44.4408" W
US


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

See profile in attachments. As mentioned by Kevin in today's forecast, it was difficult to isolate the multiple surface hoar layers. The change in density layer 30 cm down failed with some force in CTH/ECTH. Once again, the hard layer about 100 cm down in the pack easily allowed shearing when cleaning up the CT (not an official shovel shear test, but surprisingly easy to clear the whole block out after CT). Observer is a novice and should have monitored the layer near his boots during the CT!

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Surprisingly calm wind for being on a south aspect in the Panhandle of late.

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