Thunderbolt

Location Name: 
Sub peak W. of Thunderbolt Mtn.
Region: 
Other
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 01:46
Location Map: 
United States
44° 43' 35.7384" N, 115° 39' 30.186" W
US



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

HS 230 cm, 8000 ft., 10 degree aspect, 38 degree slope Tair 1C, Tsurf -1C, T20 -8C.  20cm of Fist hard, unconsolidated, weak snow atop 4F snow grains, lower pack below 190cm appears to be transitioning towards isothermal with 1F rounds

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

Variety of crusts on all aspects other than North, toured on North through W through SW aspects, supportive crust while skinning, not supportive while boot packing, West shot back down to the road was super fun with good all around spring conditions from top to bottom. Tried to upload photos, unsuccessful (technology). 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Broken/overcast skies kept the snow surface cool until the early afternoon, slightly above freezing at 8200 ft., calm wind with light gusts out of NW, clouds started breaking around 1500 and temps rose