Schweitzer Sidecountry - Breakable crust, warming snow

Location Name: 
SW aspect of Schweitzer South Ridge
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 11:00
Location Map: 
United States
48° 21' 26.3088" N, 116° 38' 7.008" W
US


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

Snow on SE to SW aspects had a thick breakable crust - very hard to ski even as the snow warmed around noon. By 10:30AM, snow was beginning to drip / fall off trees. Lots of evidence of snow dropping off trees the previous day including pinwheeling. 

Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Clear skies, temperature near freezing and warming.