Observation: Douglas Island

Location: East Fruit Bowl, Eaglecrest

Route & General Observations

Went out to assess the storm snow in a wind-loaded spot. Location was lee to previous NE winds and current E-SE storm winds and precip. Snow/Rain line was still a few hundred feet below the pit location in the afternoon yesterday and surface snow was still dry. Assume wind slab formation would be MUCH more extensive at higher elevations and on the Juneau Mainland.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Snowing S1 (1cm/hr) at 2250ft, raining at 1800ft. Moderate to strong E-SE winds at this elevation transporting snow as it fell. -1 at 1pm.

Snow surface

New Snow.


See snow-profile.

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