Temps were 28 degrees, rising to freezing by midmorning 3000-4400ft range.
Snowpack heights ranged from 130-150cm from 3000ft upwards. The storm snow layer was still 10cm even at 2000ft. Snow was dry and right side up, ranging from fist hard to pencil hard in the top meter, with no very obvious layer changes. My ski penetration was about 20cm, boot penetration was about 50cm.
I dug several pits and mainly found new storm snow instabilities in the top 10cm failing in the first few taps of a compression test. I got many hard or no result on compression tests on a weak storm interface ~40cm down. I searched for signs of surface hoar that have been reported in other zones but did not have any luck. Extended column tests had no result. The November crust layers were in the bottom 30cm of the snowpack and had no obvious weaknesses.
Small sluffs and rollerballs were visible from during the storm and after. Some were dry, some may have been moist. As temperatures slowly warmed to freezing mid-morning I began seeing tree bombs and many more rollerballs coming down.