Calm, warm day at Spooner

Location Name: 
Genoa Peak
East Shore Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 03/19/2017 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 2' 35.4696" N, 119° 52' 53.1804" W

Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
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Pic 1: Winds calmer than forecast, with the occasional moderate SW gust. Lenticular clouds indicating stronger winds just above ridgetop level.

Pic 2: The top 30cm of snow observed to be wet and weak in the afternoon due to combo of relatively calm winds, thin high clouds contributing to "greenhouse" effect, and warm temperatures. We avoided steep sunny terrain so did not see Wet Loose activity, but informal obs and snowpack structure indicated this could have been a concern today in the wrong terrain. Even N, NE aspects held wet, weak snow at the surface in the afternoon.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
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Air temperature trend: 
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