East Aspect SGTS Brundage

Location Name: 
East Aspect SGTS Brundage
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 11:00


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Yesterday, we toured out to Sgt's Mtn, just North of Brundage Ski area and found a 7 foot snow pack and 23 cm, or 9 inches of new snow on a East aspect at 7300 feet. The new snow was sitting on graupel and a crust that had formed on the surface that is already halfway gone/degrading. The snow quality was good, and produced great skiing that traveled fast.

We were not able to get any failures to propagate in our tests. The winds were gusting strong at times enough to produce large plumes. Kicking small wind features broke easily and entrained loose snow with it, as well as while skiing a steep West slope.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
More detailed information about the weather: 

Cold wind chill