North NTL and ATL

Location Name: 
No Name Peak
Region: 
Williams Lake Area
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:00


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

Went for a tour out to No Name Peak. Todays snow was elevational dependent, with 1-2" at lower elevations and 2-3" above treeline. Below treeline was the perfect definition of "dust-on-crust". Above treeline this new snow fell on breakable wind crusts and stiffer slabs. While traveling on open alpine slopes, this stiffer slab felt hollow underneath. The wind's impacts from previous days were noticable at higher elevations on all aspects. Persistent weak layers are still in our mid pack. These weak layers are moving towards dormancy. We continue to find various facet layers deeper down. These sit beneath harder, and in some places, denser slabs. Loose avalanches were observed on steep slopes and under rock bands.      

  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

An overcast morning continued into the afternoon, with visibility slowly improving. Temps were in the low teens trending colder. 2-3" of low density snow accumulated early this morning. Light WNW winds didn't disrupt the freshly fallen snow.