Observations from Red Lake Peak

Location Name: 
Red Lake Peak
Carson Pass Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 04/15/2010 - 11:30
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United States
38° 42' 34.0488" N, 119° 58' 58.098" W

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Observation made by: Forecaster
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Melt freeze condition on all E-SE-S aspects traveled above treeline between 8,000 and 9,600'. Good snow surface refreeze in this area last night. At 11:45 am, unsupportable wet snow over cold recent storm snow existed on E aspects that had been wind loaded during the last storm. Supportable melt freeze conditions existed on SE-S aspects that had been more wind scoured during that last storm.

Photo: Natural point release avalanche on an E aspect at noted lat/long. Avalanche most likely occurred yesterday (4/14) as it was visable at 10am.

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