Public Observation - Skookoleel Ridge, southern Whitefish Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Skook face, west to Point 6,535 ft
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:00

Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

4-6" of new snow above 5,700 ft. A supportable crust above 5,700 ft. Below freezing all day with light snow. Vigorous snow after 300pm. No settling or cracking and no slide activity seen. There was enough new snow to cover most of the soft/wet snow debris from last week. Lots of wind damage in the Shady Grove area and in the glades to the west with numerous trees blown over.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Precip Rate: 
S -1; very light snowfall, trace to 0.5cm/hour