Observations from Castle Peak

Location Name: 
Castle Peak
Donner Summit Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 22' 1.7616" N, 120° 21' 12.9348" W

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

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

Snow level around 7,800' while in this area today from 10 am to 2 pm. New snow amounts of around 4 to 6 inches above 8,000'. Cornices had formed above test slopes and were easy to intentionally collapse. No signs of instability were revealed on the test slopes below the collapsed cornices. Snowpit data obtained at the noted lat/long revealed no evidence of instability or problematic snowpack layers.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Snow level observed around 7,800' in this area from 10 am to 2 pm.