Rubicon Peak Observations

Location Name: 
Rubicon Peak
Region: 
West Shore Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
38° 59' 19.266" N, 120° 8' 1.1508" W
US


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

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

Strong SW winds were moving very light amounts of snow around in wind exposed areas.  Unconsolidated snow continues to exist on protected northerly aspects with firm crusts and wind effected surface snow in exposed areas.  Small superficial wind slabs were observed in near treeline terrain but did not pose a problem for backcountry users.  Snowpack tests at snowpit location showed an overall well bonded snowpack, with no problematic weak layers, and a snowpack ready for additional load.  Cloud cover increased throughout the morning with snow beginning to fall on the West Shore around 2pm.
 

 

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

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