Date of Observation: 01/16/2021
Name: Andrew Breibart
Zone: Southeast Mountains
Weather: calm winds at the surface and near/above freezing temperatures early AM. Mostly cloudy transitioning to partly cloudy skies.
north winds ATL and above appeared to be moderate by movement of winds but no wind transport observed on ridges.
Snowpack: Trace of graupel (1mm) in size.
Strong winds Wednesday and Thursday created a mosaic of stiff and soft wind slabs on all aspects in openings. Poking around in other areas resulted in unsupportive snow up to 12 inches. The snowpack here is shallow or devoid on southerly aspects with high incoming UVA radiation.
Snowpack is best summed up Forrest Gump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgZXC1OGhR8