Leavitt Lake shoulder

Location Name: 
Leavitt Lake shoulder
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 11:09
Location Map: 



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

Went up to Leavitt to get eyes on the snow before this storm rolls. A lot of the terrain had tracks on it which limited the available area to dig a pit. I chose the shoulder to the east of Leavitt Cirque. Blowing snow and westerly winds were transporting the surface snow.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Surface snow as a result of wind transport
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Inconsistent gusts from the W and SW up to 18 mph. Avg wind speed was 9 mph. Fast moving clouds from the west made for sudden changes of shade and sunlight.