Snowpit Sergeants

Location Name: 
East side of Sergeants
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/20/2015 - 14:30
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 1.2036" N, 116° 7' 36.7032" W
US


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

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

While out in the advisory area yesterday, my touring partner and I were unable to get any of the recent storm layers to propagate in any of our Extended Column Tests. This does not mean that these slabs aren't going to cause any problems today or in the future. Currently these slabs ARE reactive (initiation) at the interface between the different layers from the past storms (CT 13 40cm from surface Q2), but lack the cohesion that they need to propagate (ECTX). The rain crust from mid-November is still holding strong at 5 cm thick and is buried approx. 110 cm down in the pack at 7500 feet.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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