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Green Butte Ridge

Submitted by abeverly on Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:54am
Location Name: 
Green Butte Ridge
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Location Map: 
United States
41° 21' 51.624" N, 122° 13' 19.2" W
US
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Height of New Snow (HN): 36 cm

New snow was bonding well with the old snow. Old snow was a melt-freeze crust. No concerning signs of instability from CT and ECT tests. No propagation. No storm slab issues.

Wind was blowing from the east and southeast. Wind speeds were moderate to strong. Evidence of windloading was seen on west and southwest aspects. Wind slabs on small rollovers were up to 10 inches and reactive with with a ski cut, though propagation did not extend beyond ski length. Wind transport of snow was occuring below, near, and above treeline.

 

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