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Intense precipitation
Observation Date/Time:
Tue, Jan 5, 2021 - 3:30 PM
Report Type:
Snow Conditions  
Travel Mode:
Snowmobile   Ski or Snowboard  
Sky Conditions:
Overcast (> 7/8)
Precip Type/Intensity:
Snow / S5 Heavy snow
New Snow:
20cm cm
Height of Snow (HS):
140 cm
Wind Direction/Speed:
SW / Moderate: 17-25 mph

Written Report:
Climbed the south ridge on Moon and dug a pit on the east side of the ridge about 3/4 of the way up. Heavy snow and moderate west winds were transporting snow to the leeward slope and cornices were building, kicked a few off with no activity below. Snow depth 140cm. Did a few tests: CT12, RP at 120cm (on what appears as Sunday's rain crust). No results on an ECT test: ECTX. Temps were falling, snow kept nuking.