Dream Peak/Yost Lake Trees, June Mountain

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Dream Peak/Yost Lake Trees, June Mountain
Submission Info
Forecaster
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:15pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Dream Peak/Yost Lake Trees, June Mountain 37° 44' 24.3384" N, 119° 5' 47.1228" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Quick tour to assess the PM warming. Winds Southerly below 10,000, but westerly aloft. Strong afternoon warming producing point releases up to 10,000' on solar aspects. NW surface snow warming up to 10,000'. Roller balling below 9300 on NW-N-NE aspects. Some becoming quite large below 8,500'. Surface snow becoming moist to very moist, depending on elevation and aspect. Very sticky challenging conditions below 8,500. Hand shears negative. Test slopes extensive roller balling, negative slab failure.  

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Quite warm in the PM, 0 to 2 above (degrees C). Light Southerly winds at the surface. Moderate Westerly winds aloft. Cloud cover thicked throughout the PM hours. Light drizzle to rain at 430. Elevation 7700'.

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