Snow starting on Kettle Peak

Location Name: 
Kettle Peak
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 11:30
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

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

Firm crust with some fresh snow on top. Fresh snow ranged from .5-8inches deep depending on location and wind loading.  The new snow was low density and blew around easily.

The new snow was not slabby or reactive. Ski cuts in deeper pockets produced some minimal loose sluffing, but no fractures or notable results. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Sky cover increased throughout the day. After 11:00 sky cover was obscured, and visibility decreased significantly in the alpine. Visibility improved as we headed back down the canyon towards Twin Lakes. Sunny areas near Twin lakes had warmed enough that the new low density snow was sticking to our skins.