Snowpack Ob 11/29

Name: Venn
Title: Snowpack Ob 11/29
Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/29/2014
Aspect: North East
Elevation: 11,000

Weather: clear sky giving way to clouds after 3pm. moderate winds on valley floor and on ridge around treeline. however skin track was filled in from blowing snow possibly from day before. winds looked to be stronger up higher as we saw snow blowing over some of the peaks above 12,000 ft.

Snowpack: snow on sunny aspects became very wet and dense early on around 11pm. shady aspects on NE slopes have stiffen. ski penetration approximately 12 inches. noticed some wind slaps forming off of ridge on NE aspects. no signs of instabilities.