SonarPass PCT crossing

Location Name: 
PCT CROSSING
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 13:00
Location Map: 



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

The upper 5cm(2'') are going through a melt freez cycle nightly and forming a crust that breaks down during the day when sun hits it.  There are two decomposing crust about 5cm(2") thick and they are down 30 and down 50 from the top.  Still some good, cold dry to find on NW/N/NE aspects that's protected.  Note that thin coverager is happening fairly fast at lower elevations and creeks and gullies are starting to show themsleves.  Be on the look out for depressions in the snow and be weary of puching through.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Still some good snow, but we are loosing coverage rapidly
Watch for depressions in the snow, Creeks and gullies are becoming exposed
Snow is disappearing on the switchback between Sardine Mdw and Finley Mdw
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
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

It was sunny and warm out with no new roller balls or loose wet activity showing.  The high pressure ridge still seems to be standing strong for the extended forcast.