Quick Pit - Diamond Ridge

Location Name: 
Diamond Ridge
Region: 
Warren Wagon Eastside/Crestline Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:40
Location Map: 
United States
45° 9' 57.6108" N, 115° 55' 21.7668" W
US


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

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

Rapid loading on SH and NSF. Reactive, but lacking energy/cohesion. ECT 1 failed on SH 12 cm below snow surface, however, did not 'pop' out until we used shovel shear to release the new slab.

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: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Sustained winds in the 20's. Gust in 40's. Snowing