Snowpack obs from Andesite Ridge

Location Name: 
Andesite Ridge
Region: 
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 20' 56.5224" N, 120° 21' 38.2752" W
US


Red Flags: 

Observation made by: Educator at Tahoe Mountain School
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We saw 5-10 cm of decomposing near surface facets and surface hoar sitting on top of knife hard rain crust (5-10cm thick).  The snow below the crust was all well bonded rounds and crusts.  Snowpack test yield multiple results of CTN.  Average HS 50-75cm at 7500 feet elevation.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

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