Storm slab on Sargents

Location Name: 
East side of Sargents
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/05/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 10.596" N, 116° 7' 38.8632" W
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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
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Pit at 7650' on east side of Sargents. 180 to 200 cm of total snow. 60+ cm of fist to 4 finger new snow sitting on 10 cm pencil hard wind slab. Storm snow failed easy on compression test (CT 7 at interface between fist and 4 finger), but lacked cohesiveness and energy. Also, had a CT 14 at interface above pencil hard slab and fist hard snow above it. Once again lacked cohesion and energy. 

That being said, this was as isolated area and much sketchier conditions exist out there.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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