Public Observation - Quick Pit from Chicken Creek

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Chicken Creek, northern Whitefish Range
Whitefish Range - Northern (north of Coal Creek)
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 11:27
Location Map: 

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

Dug a quick pit and had consistent stability test results showing a reactive storm slab moving on the Jan 12th rain crust.  HS 160cm.

Tests Results: ECTN 23 @110cm (on rain crust), CTM17 Q1 @110, CTM12 Q1 @110, CTM15 Q1 @110, and CT22 Q3 @Ground.

The new rain crust (buried ~50cm from the surface) is a slippery little addition to the snowpack! Also, the December 9th rain crust was well-buried and bonded to surrounding layers, but well developed facets still linger below it.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm (No air motion)
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Warming throughout the day turned creamy low-elevation powder into mashed potatoes by the end of the day. Noticed exceptionally humid air all day long.

Precip Rate: 
RV; very light rain, rain would not cover a surface regardless of duration
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