Rose Knob Snowpack Observations

Location Name: 
Rose Knob
Region: 
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 17' 27.726" N, 119° 57' 34.7472" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Forecaster
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Warm conditions again today with above freezing temperatures overnight.  Snow surface remains in a wet stage in densely treed areas with deep and unsupportable snow.  In open areas, the snow surface did have a marginal refreeze due to radiational cooling overnight with mostly clear skies.  Moderate SW winds were keeping the snow surface firm on SW-W aspects at the higher elevations up to at least mid day.  E-SE-S aspects had good spring snow above 8500' up to around 12noon.  Conditions deteriorated below 8200' where snow was wet, heavy, sticky, and unsupportable.  The optimum time for descent for safety and snow conditions seemed to be around 10am today.

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

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