Snowpit on Rubicon Peak

Location Name: 
Rubicon Peak
West Shore Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 04/01/2010 - 13:30
Location Map: 
United States
38° 59' 25.4508" N, 120° 8' 0.996" W

Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

10-20 inches of soft snow remains on the northerly aspects. The more E-SE-S-SW-W had a thin (.5-1 inch) breakable sun crust on them today. The new snow and the storm-snow-weaknesses seem to be consolidating well and the new snow still does not exhibit many slab-like qualities in areas where it is not wind affected. The winds did transport snow today and some isolated areas of small cracking started to occur in the afternoon on newly windloaded slopes.

Photo: Small cracking starting to occur in isolated areas on steep newly wind loaded slopes.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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