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Green Butte Ridge

Location Name: 
Green Butte Ridge
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 1:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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United States
41° 21' 51.624" N, 122° 13' 19.2" W
US

Snowpack Observations

Details

Height of New Snow (HN): 36 cm

New snow was bonding well with the old snow. Old snow was a melt-freeze crust. No concerning signs of instability from CT and ECT tests. No propagation. No storm slab issues.

Wind was blowing from the east and southeast. Wind speeds were moderate to strong. Evidence of windloading was seen on west and southwest aspects. Wind slabs on small rollovers were up to 10 inches and reactive with with a ski cut, though propagation did not extend beyond ski length. Wind transport of snow was occuring below, near, and above treeline.

 

Snow Pit Photos

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: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
East