Accumulating new snow on Relay Peak.

Location Name: 
East Ridge of Relay Pk
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 50.8788" N, 119° 56' 12.264" W

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

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

Around 5 inches of new snow in this area at mid day with significant amounts of additional snowfall forecast. Total snow depth in wind protected areas between 8,600' and 9,600' ranges from 5 to 15 inches. Basal facet layer on upper elevation N-NE aspects (unknown if present on NW aspects) did not show signs of instability under current load, but this may change as the current storm progresses. With the potential for several feet of new snow by Friday morning, questions exist as to how well this layer will support a large, rapidly deposited new snow load.

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Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Snow level at 8,000' at 11am had risen to 8,700' by 1pm. Rain/snow mix up to 9,100', snowing above.