Surface Hoar and facets

Location Name: 
Lakeside
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:20


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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
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Calm, clear, and cool up high with valley fog from the inversion has created perfect storm of impressive surface hoar growth in sheltered areas. Midslope breakable wind layer combined with thin pack doesn't help with egress. New snow faceting and buried surface hoar on top of 11/29 rain is showing signs of waking up. As we receive new snow, be aware of what it falls on, potentially through the rest of the season.