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New Snow on Gray Butte
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
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.