These observations document past conditions at a small and variable scale. They are not too be confused with an avalanche forecast. They come from a variety of sources. We can only vouch for the quality of those produced by the SAC forecasters and professional observers.
Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence Location Region Observation Type Photos Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Observation made by
02/16/2021 - 06:45 Fireplug Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/15/2021 - 12:30 East ridge of Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/15/2021 - 11:00 Incline Lake Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Light snow, mostly cloudy, with some periods of sun. Snowpack tests on crown of small storm slab that was triggered Sunday Large reactive cornice failures with a ski kick Blowing snow covering small recent wind slab avalanches Forecaster
02/15/2021 - 10:45 Red Mountain/Euer Valley Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Avalanche observed from Coyote Hut in Euer Valley Public
02/15/2021 - 09:30 Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Small wind slab avalanche on test slope Crust with weaker snow just below it Cracking around skis Public
02/14/2021 - 14:00 Castle/Andesite Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation small cornice on E face of Andesite Peak low clouds obscuring Castle Peak Public
02/14/2021 - 13:45 Mount Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/14/2021 - 12:45 Mt Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/14/2021 - 12:30 Talking mountain Echo Summit Area Avalanche Observation Two foot slab Track and runout Runout trees and airbag deploy Public
02/14/2021 - 12:30 Incline Lake Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Storm slab triggered on a test slope with a ski cut Storm slab triggered on a test slope with a ski cut Storm slab triggered on a second small test slope with a ski cut Graupel and stellars on the snow surface this morning. Minor cracking in small wind slabs near the top of Incline Lake peak Wind affected surfaces near the top of Incline Lake Peak Broken cornices near the top of Incline Lake Peak Forecaster
02/14/2021 - 12:00 Mt. Judah Donner Summit Area Avalanche Observation Public
02/14/2021 - 11:00 Donner Pk, Below Reflector Towers Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
02/14/2021 - 10:00 Incline Peak Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Crown Photo. Tree at bottom of chute with snow piled high on it. Public
02/14/2021 - 09:00 Powderhouse Peak Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Snowpack Observation Following a skin track someone made yesterday there was only a trace of new snow below in the trees. The same skin track in an above treeline wind loaded zone was nearly obscured by wind transported snow. I spent a bunch of time looking over my shoulder at the Little Roundtop area for evidence of recent avalanche activity but couldn't see any. Lots of evidence of wind slab on the ridge. The wind loaded slopes in this zone are small but wind slabs were breaking nearly to their full size (albeit fairly small here). Fridge ish size chunk of cornice easily broke. Professional Observer
02/14/2021 (All day) Blue Lakes Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer

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