The 142nd and final avalanche advisory for the 2017/2018 season was published on April 22nd. Thank you to all who have supported the avalanche center through volunteer hours, field observations, and financial support.
Variable Snow Conditions in the Carpenter Area
Independence Lake Area
Date and time of observation:
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 12:00
United States39° 24' 56.0664" N, 120° 19' 35.2956" W
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
There was wide variability in snow conditions in the Carpenter area. Unconsolidated storm snow in sheltered areas was close to two feet deep. Wind exposed terrain held a combination of scoured snow, breakable crust and wind buff. Informal tests revealed minimal signs of instability.