Public Observation - Trumble creek/South Canyon

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Trumble creek/South Canyon
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 12/27/2016 - 01:00
Location Map: 

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

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

Snowbiked up trumble creek on Monday. ~30 degree east facing slope/cutbank @ roughly 5500 ft. 125cm deep snowpack with major rain crust close to ground. about 10cm new snow on top of what appeared to be wind slab. the upper 30cm fractured in a tap test on the 4th tap from wrist (extremely light pressure). I was immediately alarmed at the snap this fracture had.

Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

the mid pack was almost entirely made up of weak faceted snow.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Precip Rate: 
S -1; very light snowfall, trace to 0.5cm/hour