schweitzer snowpit

Location Name: 
upper headwall
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:15
Location Map: 
United States
48° 22' 22.1412" N, 116° 38' 19.5216" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

dug a pit in upper headwall and found wet snow to about 130cm down, there was signs of water running through the snowpack all over. the rain crust that is down about 45cm is still thick and not showing signs of breaking down anytime soon. I didnt get any results with a compression test.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

.5 inches of rain the night of 4/6 and about 48 hours of not freezing made everything very wet. however other than pinwheeling there was not much sign of instability and with temps forcasted to get below freezing at night i think things will get pretty solid soon.