Snowpit on Incline Lake Peak

Location Name: 
Incline Lake Peak
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:00
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United States
39° 17' 54.168" N, 119° 56' 32.388" W

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Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
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A mix of snow conditions existed on Incline Lake Peak today. On E-SE aspects at all elevations, previous sun-exposure left behind a breakable sun crust up to 1 inch in thickness. Cloud cover and winds today kept this crust frozen all day. On N-NE-E aspects in exposed above treeline areas, wind scoured surfaces including exposed rain crusts, sastrugi, and some patches of softer wind scoured snow existed. On sheltered near and below treeline N-NE aspects, soft unconsolidated snow still remained. No signs of lingering instabilities were noted during the tour except that ski kicks would still cause overhanging cornices to break. Snowpit data indicated a well bonded and consolidating snowpack.  

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
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