Big Creek Summit highly developed facets

Location Name: 
FR 497A
Region: 
Big Creek Summit
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 02:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 37' 35.7096" N, 115° 48' 1.5336" W
US


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

Highly developed facets on sheltered S/SW slope. Photo taken at the hairpin turn at beginning of FR 497A, roughly 6500' elevation. Variable snow depth about 8-12", deeper on north aspects. No evidence of crusts below new snow; all new snow in this area would have fallen on bare ground

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Facets were beginning to break down in exposed areas. However, sheltered areas remain highly developed, up to a few centimeters at most. Forecast for the rest of the week shows much colder weather, highs in the mid 20's and lows in the teens.  This will give remaining facets time to further establish themselves. This layer might create problems in a few weeks

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Air temperature: 
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
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More detailed information about the weather: 

Calm, overcast day after a few days of storm. Slight warming trend, snow beginning to soften in exposed areas