Woods Lake

Location Name: 
Woods Lake
Region: 
Carson Pass Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:00
Location Map: 
United States
38° 40' 51.6504" N, 120° 0' 24.462" W
US


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

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

Surface hoar was present today in open sheltered areas near Carson Pass. Test slopes between Woods Lake and Round Top were mostly unreactive, but one ski cut did produce minor cracking (photo 1).  Roller balls and very small loose wet avalanches were observed on steep slopes with exposed rocks below about 9000', on north and east aspects (photo 2).

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: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Wind Direction: 
Southwest

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