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Snowpack at Cliff Lakes

Location Name: 
Cliff Lakes
Region: 
Mt Eddy
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Forecaster

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 12' 9.0612" N, 122° 29' 38.85" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Observations near Cliff Lake:

  • The height of snow (HS): 147 inches (375 cm).
  • Ski penetration: 2 inch (5 cm).
  • Boot penetration: 6 inch ( 15 cm).
  • A test profile was dug at 6,000 feet on NW aspect. See photo below.
  • Column and block test results:
    • Column test, sudden planar failure on isolation down 2 inches, repeated 2 times (CTV SP x 2 ↓ 2 in); failure below surface crust on dry snow.
    • Column test, 12 taps, sudden planar failure down 16 inches (CT12 SP ↓ 16 in); failure on 4F to 1F density break.
    • Column test, 12 taps, sudden planar failure down 19 inches (CT12 SP ↓ 19 in); failure just above ice layer.
    • Extended column test, 13 taps, non-propagating failure down 9 inches (ECTN13 ↓ 9 in).
    • Extended column test, 22 taps, non-propagating failure down 16 inches (ECTN22 ↓ 16 in).

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Weather Observations

Details

Sky: Clear

Air temp 6,000 feet: 42 °F

 

 

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Blowing Snow: 
No
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm