Snowpit from Long Canyon

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Location Name: 
Long Canyon, SW Aspect
Region: 
Long Canyon Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 10:45
Location Map: 
United States
36° 36' 45.72" N, 105° 26' 52.116" W
US


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

Dug pit on SW aspect in Long Canyon at about 10600 ft. Heavily wind scoured from Monday night's winds with only 0.5 cm of fresh graupel remaining on top. Found 4F slab resting on graupel 30cm down from last Friday's storm. Stability test results from this layer were ECTN-6 and CT-2 Q1. Difficult to get propogation but had very clean shear profile. Another suspect layer was buried near surface facets at approximately 75cm with a 1F slab resting on top. It was difficult to get this layer to react in stability tests, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Strong winds out of the SW in the morning, relaxing by early afternoon