Snowpit @ Snowshed Wall

Location Name: 
Snowshed Wall area
Region: 
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/26/2016 - 15:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 53.4348" N, 120° 19' 21.8568" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Educator at Tahoe Mountain School
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Photo shows upper level layers marked. Hardness change below crust and recent (3/21) storm snow was suspect in bonding to crust, but tests and observations revealed unlikely failure or propagation. 

Wet snow skied ok on the way out at 16:00. 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
East
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

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