Snowpit in the BWRA

Location Name: 
BWRA near Little Sardine Meadow
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 14:00
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Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

The snowpack in the BWRA seems generally deeper and less wind affected than some of the mountains further south, but still most snow surfaces are wind affected with wind crusts abound. Solar aspects have sun crusts.

We dug a quick pit on a wind loaded NE aspect around 9,500 ft, HS 96cm. The snowpack is generally faceting and comprised of various wind crusts and facets. The facets at the ground seem to be well adjusted to the current load above. They produced no results in an ECT, but we did get an ECTN on a facet/wind crust combo higher in the pack. We observed no signs of instability today but only snowmobiled on the highway and only went for a short tour. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
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Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
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More detailed information about the weather: 

The weather today transitioned from thin overcast in the morning to few clouds in the afternoon. Winds were calm and temps were cooler than expected.