Snowpit from Stanford Rock

Location Name: 
Stanford Rock
Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/27/2015 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 7' 24.0564" N, 120° 12' 13.6548" W

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

There were signs of wind effected snow in exposed areas on N-NE-E aspects from the recent NE wind event.  Some of these areas were scoured back down to the 12/24 rain crust and less effected areas had dense wind compacted snow.  In wind protected areas unconsolidated snow still exists with about 40cm of snow on top of the 12/24 rain crust.  A snowpit showed snowpack depth at 180cm with mostly uniformed layering with firmer/more dense snow as you get deeper toward the ground.  No cracking was observed in wind effected areas on exposed ridges as wind slabs have gained strength.    

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 

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