Snowpit from NE facing Wildwood

Location Name: 
Northeast facing Wildwood-wind protected
Region: 
Tamarack Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/02/2017 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 40' 25.608" N, 116° 9' 26.7012" W
US



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

Hardness changes throughout the snowpack caused failures that lacked energy, none of which caused for much concern. The failures we did have in compression tests that got our attention failed on rounding basal facets. These tests had results from easy to moderate (CT 9 and CT 14) in the thinner snowpack. This was due to the intentional finding of a large rock to represent a thin snowpack. Where the snowpack was robust and lacking any facet factory rocks, compression tests were hard (CT 20+).

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Snow on West Mountain seemed to be blowing in from the west, literally. Not one flake all day seemed to fall straight from the sky.