Snowpits from south Schweitzer ridge

Location Name: 
South ridge
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:29


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Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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5750' SSW aspect 26* slope and 5000' ENE 26*
No propagation in either pit.
The breakable crust is sitting and breaking easily on preserved needles 4mm in length. (see photo)
The lower elevation pit was riddled with crusts. I counted 8 in the top 100cm. In Both the lower and upper pits 25-35cm down is a weak layer of 2mm decomposing fragments sandwiched in between a stout upper crust #2 and a thinner bottom crust #3

The upper south facing pit showed more strength than the lower shaded one.

Lower pit had 3 sudden fractures
#below the top rain crust CTV
#28cm down on 1.5mm DFs CTH
#90cm down below a 3cm thick K hard MFcr on 1.5 FCxr CTH

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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