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Location Name:Eddy Mountains - Parks Creek
Date and time of observation:Sat, 03/11/2023 - 12:00pm
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 20' 42.0576" N, 122° 32' 22.6176" W
See map: Google Maps
Cloud Cover:100% of the sky covered by clouds
Accumulation rate:Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature:Below Freezing
Air temperature trend:Static
Observations from the Parks Creek area of the Eddy Mountains
A pit was dug at 6,700 feet, on a ENE aspect.
The new snow from the March 8/9 atmospheric river has consolidated immensely, measuring at 21 inches (54 cm) thick. The AR snow sits on top of older snow from March 4/5 measuring at 15 inches (39 cm) thick. Both layers have become very dense: AR snow ranging from 1f to 4f hardness, and the March 4/5 snow at 1f hard. Tests resulted in an ECTN down 21 inches just below the AR snow, on a super saturated layer. Shovel shear tests exposed weak interfaces at the super saturated layer (down 21 inches) and at an old melt freeze crust from March 4th (down 36 inches).
No avalanches were observed today.