Snow profile obs in the rain on Andesite Ridge

Location Name: 
Andesite Ridge/Peak
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 12:45
Location Map: 
United States
39° 20' 59.2296" N, 120° 21' 55.7316" W

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

Observation made by: Educator at Donner Summit Avalanche Seminars
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Moderate to heavy rainfall this morning/afternoon has thoroughly wetted the entire snow profile.  Snowpack observations revealed no cold snow and block test failures at old faceted grains/NCFs.  No collapsing or cracking observed during our tour.  WSW winds increasing throughout the morning.  Supportable crusts breaking down in the rain and becoming much less supportable by 1330.  Visiblity limited; raining to at least 8300 feet elevation.  Gloves may take 2-3 days to dry.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 

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