Snowpit from Bear Valley

Location Name: 
Round Valley
Bear Valley Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:00
Location Map: 
United States
38° 29' 59.4528" N, 120° 0' 28.0152" W

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

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

Our snowpit was dug to a depth of 142 cm on a North aspect on an 18 degree slope. The December 15 crust was located about 100 cm down. Compression tests and extended column tests were all negative. Shovel sheer tests produced failures above the December crust with quality three fractures. The recent rains saturated the upper 60 cm of the snow. The ice layer from December seemed to be decomposing and becoming uniform with the layer above it.

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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