Reactive Facets on Tamarack Peak

Location Name: 
East Ridge Tamarack Peak
Region: 
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 50.616" N, 119° 54' 54.648" W
US


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

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

Facets were still reactive to snowpack tests and showed mostly consistent unstable test results at 2 different locations, 9200' and 9400' on north aspects below treeline and near treeline-see snowpit.  Facets at the lower elevation test site were moist and at the upper site were dry to moist.  With that said, there appeared to be no difference in the unstable snowpack test results.  No cracking, collapsing, or whumphfing was observed in these areas.  Minimal blowing snow was observed with only minor signs that wind transport was occuring or had occurred recently in this area.  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest

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