Public Observation - Ghoulie Point/Creek 2

Location Name: 
Public Observation - Ghoulie Point/Creek 2
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/30/2016 - 11:00

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

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

Measured 11" of new snow at 6,400ft. Lots of wind sign with drifting on the ridges and textured surfaces below. I could see drifts in the Canyon Creek chutes indicating crossloading. There were pillows on the lee slopes. No cracking or settling. I could not cause cracking or sloughing on rollovers. Skied 25-30 degree south facing slopes without any alarming signs. Tree wells are impressive and growing.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate (Small trees sway)
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Mostly clear until around 1100. Windy on the ridges.

Precip Rate: 
S -1; very light snowfall, trace to 0.5cm/hour