Observations from Waterhouse Peak

Location Name: 
SE Gully on Waterhouse Peak
Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel)
Date and time of observation: 
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:00
Location Map: 
United States
38° 46' 26.6376" N, 119° 57' 39.942" W

Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
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Inconsistent refreeze on SE aspects of Waterhouse Peak this morning. At 8:30 open areas above 7000 feet were frozen but areas with tree cover were soft and unfrozen. By around 9:30am, open areas were softening noticeably due to mild temps and strong solar influenece. This pattern was consistent until amost 9000 feet where consistent strong winds were keeping the surface frozen. 

Note: there is a signicant amount of broken trees and avalanche derbis in the lower 1/2 of the SE gully. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
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