Unconsolidated New Snow on Relay Ridge

Location Name: 
Relay Ridge
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 19' 33.6072" N, 119° 56' 40.5996" W

Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Snowpit Observations
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8 -10 inches of new snow around Relay.  Informal test showed minor instabilities in wind loaded areas in the Mt Rose Wilderness.  Moderate to heavy snowmobile and skier traffic on all aspects on the Eastern side of Relay Ridge appeared to produce no signs of instabilites.

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
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