Rain and Wet Snow on Barker Peak

Location Name: 
Barker Peak
Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 11/26/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 4' 45.5088" N, 120° 14' 16.728" W

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

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

Below 7000 ft. little to no snow existed in this area. Patchy snow coverage existed between 7000 and 7500 ft. Above 7500 ft. coverage became more consistent with 30 to 70 cm (1-2 ft.) of wet snow in most areas. Hand pits and general observations showed a well-bonded snowpack consisting of crusts and wet snow. Observations did not receive any signs of instabilities.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Rain started around noon.