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New Snow on Gray Butte

Location Name: 
Gray Butte
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/06/2019 - 1:11pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 20' 58.0488" N, 122° 11' 32.73" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

We toured up Gray Butte this afternoon to get some data on the new snow.  A pit was dug on NE aspect at 8,600 feet. We recorded 6 inches (15 cm) of new soft snow over 15 inches (40 cm) of slightly denser storm snow. 

Stability test result:

ECTN 19 - on old/storm snow interface 

CT 12- on density change in storm snow

CT 13 - on old/storm snow interface 

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Weather Observations

Details

Snow was falling heavy at times but most of the time stayed around 1 inch per hour rate. Calm NE wind was observed on the skin up, moderate wind was observed on the ridge aproacing Gray Butte summit.

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
Northeast