13 Feb 2012

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Thanks to Jeff Van Driel for sharing some observations from the Duffy:

Out on Duke during the last day of the high pressure.  Large surface hoar in open areas below treeline and 2mm SH in open areas at treeline in flat areas(the only areas sheltered from sun or wind).  Good stability with ok quality on true north aspects.  Widespread terrain usage in area.  
Went to "Snowzone" two days later and found a vastly different snow pack.  Shallow and facety.

At 2280 meters the temperature was -9 at 06:00. At 1550 meters the temperature is -3.5, 78 % humidity, and the barometer is on an upward trend. At 1650 meters 2 cm was recorded overnight and 1 cm at 1550 meters. In the valley it is 0.

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