Public Observation - Noisy Basin, Swan Range

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Noisy Basin, Swan Range
Swan Range - West Side (Flathead Valley access)
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/11/2017 - 13:10

Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

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

Pit was dug 170 cm deep below the January 18th rain crust.  Pit was located at 6050 ft. elevation, aspect was NE, slope 33 degrees. and foot pen was 60 cm, and taken at 1:10 pm. 

ECT tests produced no notable results.

CT test had the following results:

CT 3,  Q1 @ 11 cm (most recent storm layer)

CT 13, Q2 @ 35 cm

CT 19 Q2 @ 67 cm

CT 24 Q1 @ 115 cm ( looks like Feburary 8 rain crust )


Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

High clouds moved in, in the afternoon.

High Temp. (C): 
1.0 C
Low Temp. (C): 
-2.1 C