Sonora Pass/Sardine Crk

Location Name: 
Sonora Pass/Sardine Creek
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:00
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming

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

Still finding stubborn wind slabs on N/NE aspects.  Melt freeze crust are forming on most aspects daily now and could be a bed surface for new precipitation accumulation.   Observed some minor roller balls and pinwheels on S face aspects. Still some good snow to be found in isolated N facing wind and sun protected areas.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Halfway to the ground
Sun is gaining intensity
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

With warming temps we are seeing quick consolidation of the snowpack.  Overall surface winds were fairly calm, but strong gusts from the SE were loading what snow is left for transportaion.  Southern aspects are beginning to burn off rapidly and concern for hidden objects under the low coverage is back again.