Observations from Castle Peak

Location Name: 
Castle Peak
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 21' 53.1036" N, 120° 21' 40.446" W

Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Storm event in this area appeared to deposit around 6 inches of new snow above 7,200'  followed by rain up to ~8,500'. Breakable crust on all aspects below 8,500'. Some softening and melt of the surface crust occurred today on due S aspects. Snowpit data collected at the noted lat/long (N aspect, 8,210', at treeline) showed a well consolidated snowpack. No signs faceting or other problematic weak layer formation within the old snow layers or specifically around the rain crusts at this time.

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
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Above Freezing
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