Surface Hoar

Location Name: 
Six-Bit Creek
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 38' 46.6188" N, 115° 46' 58.404" W

Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

Some photos of impressive surface hoar today.  Most aspects were covered in it but south aspects got enough heat to break it down.  It remains on northerly aspects.  More of a potential future red-flag.  As Tremper says “kind of like placing an Oldsmobile on a layer of potato chips”  Well the potato chips are here….We will have to wait to see if we get the Oldsmobile.

Photos taken at approx. 7,000'.

Rain line in this area was 6,400'

My guess is moderate hazard.

Most southerly and sun exposed aspects were damp and will have a crust tomorrow.

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

Primary red flag would be wet snow slides with the forecasted warm weather tomorrow.

Note:  Iphone photos.

Weather Observations
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
More detailed information about the weather: 

Warm day in the sun.  Shady aspects remained dry.