Strong N winds & transport above 11k'

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
Areas south of Bishop
Submission Info
Member
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 9:00am
Red Flags: 
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

 Wind  slab formation evident on a variety of aspect. Hand pits showed 6-12" of dense wind transported snow on a soft snow surface which had easy-moderate failure. No evidence of instability during ski cuts or while skiing, however. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

 

Cold, Strong winds, mostly from the north, above 11,500 feet yesterday in areas south of Bishop.  Widespread snow transport off  high elevation summits  and areas exposed to the wind. 

 

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