The Nose Pit Profile

Location Name: 
The Nose, Skier's Left
Region: 
Tamarack Out of Bounds
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 13:50
Location Map: 
United States
44° 40' 19.7292" N, 116° 9' 32.4612" W
US


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

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

Apologies for the delay, this pit profile is from last Thursday Jan 16th, just south of Tamarack ski area boundary skier's Left of a feature known as the Nose. Skiing was great, no obvious signs of collapsing/cracking while skiing. Instabilities appeared to have been focused on the recent storm snow. Most failures were on interfaces throughout the storm. A layer of graupel produced some failures and an extended column test propagated with a lot of force (25 taps) about 50 cm below the surface. A rounding regime appears to be underway mid-pack with the November crust and October depth hoar preserved, but beginning to show signs of healing.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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I am trying to get better about adding photos, most people probably like photos more than pit profiles.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Almost one week ago