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Snowpack on Gray Butte
Location Name:Gray Butte
Date and time of observation:Sun, 12/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Observation made by:Forecaster
96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States41° 20' 45.2004" N, 122° 11' 43.9512" W
Observations atop Gray Butte:
- Height of snow (HS): 51 in (135 cm).
- Height of new snow since December 6th: 31 in (80 cm).
- New snow is right side up, ranging from fist (F) to a pencil (P) hard 4 inch (10 cm) rain crust.
- Layers well bonded, column tests yielded no results on NE aspect @ 8000 ft: CTN, ECTX, STN.
- Minimal wind effect. No signs of a wind slab problem.
- No obvious signs of instability.
- Snow surfaces becoming moist and heavy near treeline.
- Hazards still lurk beneath snow above treeline.
Cloud Cover:50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature:Above Freezing
Air temperature trend:Warming