Observation: Huntington Canyon

Observation Date
12/14/2016
Observer Name
Brett Kobernik

Region:

Location Name or Route
Miller Flat to Huntington Canyon and back
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Light to moderate wind speeds in the 8000 to 9000 foot range. Short period of very light snowfall, no real daytime accumulations.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

1 to 2 inches of snow fell early in the morning.  By noon, temperatures were very mild and the snow surface was just slightly damp up to around 9500' on all aspects.

Comments

The main purpose of today's outing was to check the Candland snow study plot at the head of Huntington Canyon.  The storm board had 11" on it which accumulated since Dec 7.  27" HS (total depth).  

The snowpack is consolidated nicely and is stable at this time.  I do not anticipate much if any avalanche activity in this area during the upcoming storm.

Note the "paste" squirting out from the front ski as I turn around at the study plot.  The snow surface was damp, 8800' elevation.

Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates