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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
12/23/2020 - 13:45 Incline peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/24/2020 - 12:00 Deep Creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/24/2020 - 12:30 Powder House Luther Pass Area (including Job and Freel) Snowpack Observation Light dry surface snow in trees below tree line. Wind effected snow near tree line. Wind Slab formation near tree line and exposed ridges. Boot pen stepping off my board. Pit Profile Large faceted grains @ 2.5mm in Dec.11th layer. Professional Observer
12/25/2020 - 13:15 Cabin Creek Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Educator
West Wind Collective
12/26/2020 - 05:00 Frog Lake Ridge Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Forecaster
12/26/2020 - 11:00 Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Drifting snow as viewed from near treeline. Drifting snow above treeline. Drifting snow above treeline. Drifting snow above treeline. Forecaster
12/26/2020 - 11:00 Between Lacey Meadows and The Grilles Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 11:15 Carson Pass Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Widespread dendrites and rimmed particles on surface. 25-30cm of new snow in protected areas. Soft windslabs releasing on small terrain features. Pit Profile. Strong winds had completely filled in my skin track while digging my pit. Professional Observer
12/26/2020 - 12:00 Castle meadow Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 12:15 North of bear meadow, bear valley Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Eureka Peak Outside of the Forecast Area Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Hidden Peak West Shore Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 13:00 Just north of bear valley Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation Public
12/26/2020 - 14:00 Pickett Peak Woodfords Canyon Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
12/26/2020 - 14:15 Nipple peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public

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