Toured up to Mt. Aggie from Convict Lake today to assess faceting in the upper snowpack at all elevations:
Mostly calm winds with few signs of blowing snow above treeline today
West aspects ATL seem to have good coverage from a distance, but have a shallow snowpack
There are areas of shallow snow at all elevations where winds have eroded the snow from mid- January storms
The shallow areas are faceting, leaving a soft brittle snowpack under thin wind crusts
It might be worth keeping track of the height of snow above treeline where wind scouring from multiple directions has left some slopes with less snow than expected.
28 F @ 11,000' 1:30 PM
Increasing clouds throughout the day today. Clear skies in the morning and scattered clouds by afternon. Winds were calm near and above treeline, but light winds were blowing downslope (south wind in this case) in narrow valleys. A snow plume indicating west wind was seen over Bloody Mountain in the aftrernoon.