Relay Peak Observations

Location Name: 
East Ridge Relay Peak
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 01/06/2018 - 13:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 48.384" N, 119° 56' 15.504" W

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

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

Up to 1' of storm snow in this location overnight and into today.  Wind transport was observed along ridges and peaks with wind slabs up to 2' deep.  Minor cracking occurred in these wind loaded areas but no propagation would happen on test slopes.  In isolated areas where previous near surface facets existed, we did see shooting cracks down to the old snow/new snow interface.  These areas were in wind protected, below treeline terrain on northerly aspects.  Previous faceted snow in this area was still dry and loose.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
50% 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
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