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 Region Observation Type Photos Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos Snowpit videos (tests, etc) Observation made by
10/27/2021 - 10:13 Donner Summit California SnoPark Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 17:30 Tamarack Ridge Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation The slushy layer at the base of the snowpack has started to refreeze. Wind transport from the NE winds. NE winds had scoured areas near the ridgeline. Wind scoured surfaces near the ridgleine. Forecaster
10/26/2021 - 15:45 Tamarack peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 13:00 East Face of Fireplug Mount Rose Area Avalanche Observation Wet Loose avalanche on the east face of Fireplug Public
10/26/2021 - 11:00 Stevens Peak Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Public
10/26/2021 - 09:00 Gold Peak (aka Silver Peak West, aka Pk 8426) Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Wind effect on ridge above tree line sun crust from 10/25/21 on SE face Deep unconsolidated snow below tree line Snowpit Public
10/26/2021 - 08:00 Mount Rose Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/25/2021 - 17:40 Tamarack Peak Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation ECTN26 Public
10/25/2021 - 14:00 Sunrise Bowl Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
10/25/2021 - 12:20 Fireplug Mount Rose Area Snowpack Observation A quick test pit on an E facing slope at 8650 ft. Numerous bushes, rocks, and other obstacles poking through the snow. Wind affected area near treeline. Wind ripples on an E facing aspect at about 8600 ft. Open flowing creeks existed in several areas. Forecaster
10/25/2021 - 12:00 Grouse Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Avalanche Observation Public

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