Snowpit from northeast aspect, 7,700 ft.

Location Name: 
Gray Butte
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 02/23/2017 - 1:00pm
Location Map: 
United States
41° 20' 45.24" N, 122° 11' 41.6976" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Four to six inches of dry, light density snow sits on top of a primarily right side up snow pack. A few slight density changes with more dense snow on top of lighter snow was observed, but stability tests could not create any eyebrow raising moments. ECT tests could not get any of these laters to propagate. Some loose dry slides observed on steep, sheltered slopes. Roller balls on sunny slopes below 8,000 feet. Old debris piles and crown lines off Green Butte and Red Butte. Overall, good stability. New wind loading primary concern.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Cold, periods of sun, clouds, flat light and light showers during the day. Very calm, no wind.