Castle Valley Observations

Location Name: 
Castle Valley
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:00
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United States
39° 20' 46.4388" N, 120° 21' 6.912" W

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Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Guide at Tahoe Mountain School
Snowpit Observations
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3-4'' of new snow in Castle Valley this morning below treeline at 7400'.  On southerly aspects, this new snow was on firm melt freeze crusts.  On northerly aspects, it sat on top of a layer of near surface facets.  Mostly sunny skies throughout the late morning and into the afternoon.  Light westerly winds in the meadow with no visible blowing snow over Andesite or Castle Peaks.

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