These observations document past conditions at a small and variable scale. They are not to 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 Media Observation made by
11/11/2022 - 11:58

Snowpack Observation
Below Judah peak

Donner Summit Area
Public
11/11/2022 - 11:02

Snowpack Observation
Mt. Judah

Donner Summit Area
Public
11/11/2022 - 10:00

Snowpack Observation
Meiss Meadow

Carson Pass Area
Public
11/10/2022 - 14:15

Snowpack Observation
Red Lake Peak

Carson Pass Area
Red Lake cirque and non-frozen lake. Pit profile @ 8800' on N aspect. Ice crust at bottom of snow pack. Widespread riming event above ~9000. Small cornice release. Hand pit on 3-4" wind slab that released pretty easy but not planar. Professional Observer
11/10/2022 - 13:00

Snowpack Observation
Lincoln Ridge

Yuba Pass Area
Surface hoar formed during the cold, calm clear night in most open areas. Cracks around the base of trees indicating snowpack settlement since the storm Wind scoured surfaces existed along the ridges. ECTN on a 30°, north-facing, wind-loaded slope. The wind slab did not show signs of instabilty. Oven-sized cornice pieces dropped on a wind-loaded slope did not produce any signs of instability. Lots of bushes and other obstacles still exist. Forecaster
11/10/2022 - 12:00

Snowpack Observation
Rubicon

West Shore Area
Public
11/10/2022 - 11:37

Avalanche Observation
Sierra at tahoe

Echo Summit Area
Public
11/10/2022 - 10:00

Snowpack Observation
Old Iron Mountain ski area

Outside of the Forecast Area
75-80cm snow depth observed CTM shear after 5 elbow hinged hand taps Compression consistent with short duration, high volume snowfall. Public
11/09/2022 - 15:15

Avalanche Observation
Grouse Rock

Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area
Wind Slab Pocket - ~25' wide w/ a 18"+ crown. Old cornice failure Guide

Alpenglow Expeditions
11/09/2022 - 13:00

Snowpack Observation
East Ridge Tamarack Peak

Mount Rose Area
Wind scoured ridgeline Basal old snow layer near ground with recent Mon-Wed storm snow on top Forecaster
11/09/2022 - 12:00

Avalanche Observation
Mt Judah

Donner Summit Area
Public
11/09/2022 - 12:00

Avalanche Observation
Elephant's Back

Carson Pass Area
Old cornice fall off the NE side of Elephant's Back Gale force SW winds on the south side of Elephant's Back Tracks off the NE side of Elephant's Back Educator

Lake Tahoe Community College - Wilderness Education
11/09/2022 - 11:23

Avalanche Observation
Relay Peak Ridgeline

Mount Rose Area
Cornice failure Crown view with debris Cornice failure Educator

Alpenglow Expeditions
11/09/2022 - 11:00

Snowpack Observation
Andesite Ridge

Donner Summit Area
Public
11/09/2022 - 11:00

Snowpack Observation
Rowton Peak

Donner Summit Area
Public

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