Snowpit from Peace Sign Chute ascent

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Location Name: 
Peace Sign Chute Looker's Right Ascent
Region: 
Williams Lake Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 09:21
Location Map: 
United States
36° 34' 11.352" N, 105° 25' 58.908" W
US


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Public
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I saw a bit of wind scouring and some sun crust higher up on the Peace Sign ascent and the snowpack got quite thin, 30cm in places and lots of obstacles just under the surface and poking through. As you can see from the temperature profile there was a pretty good temperature gradient at 9am, enough to drive faceting. It looked to me like the warm temperatures had really firmed things up and created a lot of sintered rounds, but the surface hoar, sun crust, and faceting of the rounded crystals could become a problem after this week's storms come through.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Accumulation rate: 
None