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Green Butte Ridge

Location Name: 
Green Butte Ridge
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:15pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

Location Map

United States
41° 21' 56.088" N, 122° 13' 30.684" W
US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Hopefully the fear of wet conditions didn't scare you away from Bunny Flat today. Snow levels were around 5200' with around 10" of new snow at Bunny Flat. Though visibility was low, skiing in the trees was wonderful. Road is plowed to the parking lot.

No obvious signs of instabilty were observed. Snow pit on a WNW aspect yielded a right side up configuration with the new snow well bonded with the thick old snow rain crust. 

10" of new snow generally, with some isolated windloading up to 18" on W and WNW aspects. Winds were southerly, 10-15 mph, with some wind transport observed. Stability tests yielded no concerns. CT8@13cm RP, CT21@36 cm BKN. CT5@13cm RP, CT12@36cm BKN. ECTN5@13cm, ECTN25@36cm BKN. Ski Penetration: 30cm, Boot Penectration 50cm.

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Weather Observations

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Light
Wind Direction: 
South