Pit test on raven ridge

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Location Name: 
Raven Ridge Clearing @ 11212'
Region: 
Outside of the Forecast Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/22/2017 - 11:30
Location Map: 
United States
35° 48' 18.72" N, 105° 47' 38.4" W
US


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

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

Dug a quick pit to get a look at the snow pack. Near ground faceting with a deep rain or sun crust. Compression tests consistently broke in top foot of snow after 3-5 wrist taps, likely on surface hoar since we were in a sheltered area. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
None