Observation: Chugach State Park

Location: Blueberry Knoll, Glen Alps

Route & General Observations

Quick dog walk around Blueberry Knoll before sunset.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Surprise sky conditions with broken to scattered.
Temps hovering below freezing.
No precip.
Winds 10-20mph from SW/S/SE with few stronger gusts.

Snow surface

~10 cm of new dry snow at trailhead, but wind had done a good job redistributing the goods into varied depths of soft windslab while circumnavigating the knoll. At some places trail was fully scoured, in others trail was hiding under 30+cm of drifts.
There was 2mm graupel mixed in with precipitation particles.
Glad to see that surface snow was colder than I anticipated and that air temps or rain had not transformed it into the isothermal mess we have going on in town.

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