Wind slab in Relay Peak E Bowl

Location Name: 
E Bowl Relay Peak
Region: 
Mount Rose Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
39° 18' 52.0632" N, 119° 56' 48.1668" W
US


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

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

Wind loaded snow observed on E aspect and multiple hand shears gave a Q1 shear around 30 cm down.  E wind was loading opposite aspects at this point, but previous winds had loaded the E aspect

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
East
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

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