Sardine Meadow snow coverage

Location Name: 
Sardine Meadow/Hwy 108
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 15:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

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

No new avalanches observed or blowing snow seen from highway.  Thin cover overall on and adjacent to highway.  Snow surfaces near road consisted of sun crusts and near surface facets in the trees. 

Snowpack photos: 
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Quick walk up the road from gate above Leavitt turn off.  Drove on pavement up to this point.  Above gate, road consists of a few settled inches of snow along with several dry patches.  More continuous snow coverage above 9000' except southerly aspects. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Mostly clear, calm, and warm.  Snow surfaces were beginning to refreeze from moistening earlier in the day.