Wind scouring and small wind slabs on Incline Lake Peak

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Incline Lake Peak
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 04/09/2013 - 16:00
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United States
39° 17' 41.4708" N, 119° 56' 23.4492" W

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Strong NE winds continued through out the day in this areas. Widespread wind scouring had occurred at all elevations on N-NE-E aspects. Even on the below treeline sheltered slopes the scouring had exposed old crusts in some areas.  In the most sheltered areas some patches of softer snow still remained. The winds had completely scoured the new snow away from the more exposed near and above treeline N-NE slopes. On the SW-S-SE aspects wind slabs that did not extend very far downslope (10-15 ft at the farthest) did exist. Snowpit tests on these wind slabs did not reveal signs of instability (ECTN x 3 on a SW aspect just off the summit).

Photo: A patch recent snow that reamins due to wind protection from a lone tree next to a completely scoured surface. Taken at the noted coordinates.

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