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Observation:

Location: Tincan

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Normal uptrack to Tincan Common. Short lap of Common, then a full lap all the way out. Snow line was barely 50ft from the cars.
Forecast was for snow/rain and heavy clouds, but sunshine shone through almost the whole time while squalls passed over The Arm and Summit Lake around us.

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Observer Comments

None. amazingly stable snow. No roller balls, no naturals or point releases. minimal ski or boot penetration. surprising.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Seattle Ridge weather station was reading low 30's F and Sunburst was reading high 20's F, but it felt much warmer than that. Center Ridge was reading mid-40s at this time and that's what it felt like even though we were 1000ft higher. So, while Sunburst says it didn't get above freezing, there was definitely melt/percolation going on in the snow pack.
Very light winds, storm clouds all around but a hole of sunshine on central Turnagain Pass all day.

Snow surface

wonderful cream cheese, day old corn that didn't freeze. made for excellent skiing.

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