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Variety of Surface Conditions

Observation Date/Time:
Sun, Dec 6, 2020 - 5:00 AM
Reporter(s):
Jonas
Location/Elevation:
Tam Rim Area
Report Type:
Snow Conditions   No Avalanche Activity  
Travel Mode:
Ski or Snowboard  

Written Report:
No new snow for past the past ~5 days. No recent avalanches or signs of instability. No concerns in snowpack tests over the past week.

Variety of surface conditions exist. Melt freeze on SE-NE. Wind packed above treelne, preserved soft snow in small pockets at treeline and mix of old soft snow and breakable crust below treeline. Hard to find any of the surface hoar remaining that developed last week.

Weakest snow found is roughly 35cm down, its 1.0 mm, 4F rounding facets, below crust.

Dec 5
6500'
North Aspect
Air Temp +4
Wind L-M East, no blowing snow
75cm of snow on the ground
Clear sky

Dec 5
7500'
North Aspect
Air Temp 0 C
T Surf -3
T 20 -3.5
Wind L East, no blowing snow
115cm of snow on the ground
Clear sky
Compression Tests Hard, BRK, 35 down

Jonas