Cold & stormy all day. AM & PM precip consistent at S1 (1cm/hr). Mod, gusting strong winds in AM w/ mod. blowing snow; decreasing to light, gusting mod. winds with light blowing snow in PM all from the WSW. Foot pen: 35cms.
No new avalanches observed
BTL: 15-40cms of new light HST sits above the ground. In many places still below threshold for both avalanches and skiing.
TL: Above 5200’, snowpack depth increases exponentially. HS at 5200’: 60cms in open areas. HS @ 5800’: 116cms. Surface condition is a mixture of new snow and wind deposited snow in exposed areas sitting above the 11/25 rain crust, which is supportive to skis and strong. New HST above the 11/25 rain crust ranged between 10-35cms, with increasing depth at higher elevation.
ATL: Not observed
For detailed point observation, see attached profile in photos.
Layer Depth/Date: 10-30cms
Comments: Failing easy (CTE3 SP) in snowpack tests, though without propagation potential (ECTN 12).