Public Observation - Jewel Basin, Swan Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Jewel Basin, Swan Range
Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access)
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 12/26/2016 - 14:53
Location Map: 

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

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

Dug one pit on a NE aspect around 6000ft,  ECT did not propagate, CT did not fail as well. However there was lots of wind loading on the northeast aspects and cornices were building quickly. Snowpack was 120cms with a rain crust around 80cms down. 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Wind Speed: 
Moderate (Small trees sway)
Air temperature trend: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Precip Rate: 
S -1; very light snowfall, trace to 0.5cm/hour