Snowpack test failures: Virginia Lakes

-- placeholder --

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Submission Info
Forecaster
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
38° 2' 45.4704" N, 119° 16' 6.9888" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Report from a local ski guide: Many snowpack tests yesterday just above Virginia Lake on the E face of Black Mtn indicating very sensitve wind slabs that are capable of initiating a fracture and propagating it across the slope. Many CTV results and 3 ECTPV results, all 27cm down on weak sugary facet snow under 1F hard wind slabs. Softer 4F hard wind slabs that were 10cm deep also failed easily.
 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Air temperature: 
Wind Speed: 
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

ESAC receives significant financial support from ...