June Lakes - Hemlock Ridge

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
June Lakes - Hemlock Ridge
Submission Info
Forecaster
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
37° 44' 31.56" N, 119° 6' 7.56" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Moderate to strong SW winds created potentially tender windslabs NW/N/NE/E/SE aspects in exposed areas above and below treeline. Sheltered areas below treeline the snow surface was somewhat wind affected. Stability tests suggested these windslabs could easily be triggered while test slopes were inconclusive. On steeper exposed terrain this certainly should be considered. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour

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