loose wet slides below Carson Peak

Lower apron of Carson Peak
Submission Info
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Carson Peak, lower apron 37° 45' 16.6788" N, 119° 7' 17.3784" W
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

Saw debris from several loose wet slides on lower apron of Carson Peak. D1, big blocks of snow formed the tear shaped debris. All of the small loose wet slides started below the rockbands below Carson Bowl. Trigger: natural. Aspect NNE, Elevation: below 8000 ft., Timing: at some point during the storm cycle, last 24 to 48 hrs.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

At 12:23 pm, elev. 8720 ft , Aspect N, snow depth 259 cm, T air -5 C, T surf -4.5 C, snowing S-1, graupel 1-2mm, changing to Stellars r,

Shovel tilt test failed at 15cm after 2 taps. SC Q1

CTE,5 taps, at 15 cm.

50 cm of new storm snow sitting on top of very wet MF grains. Presumably rain affected MF grains. Very soft F. 

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