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
11/10/2022 - 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 - 16:37

Avalanche Observation
Judah 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
Rowton Peak

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

Snowpack Observation
Andesite Ridge

Donner Summit Area
Public
11/09/2022 - 08:00

Avalanche Observation
Grouse Rock

Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area
Public
11/08/2022 - 14:00

Snowpack Observation
Burnt Glades

Echo Summit Area
Public
11/08/2022 - 12:00

Snowpack Observation
Castle Peak

Donner Summit Area
91cm snowpack.  The majority of the snowpack from the rain crust up from Mon/Tues storm. South winds were wrapping around and loading the W/NW side of ridge Forecaster
11/07/2022 - 13:00

Snowpack Observation
Andesite Ridge

Donner Summit Area
Layering of the new snowpack Coverage around 7500' on Northerly aspects Thin sun crust forming on SE aspects Coverage on south face of Castle Peak Forecaster
11/07/2022 - 10:44

Snowpack Observation
Mount Rose Meadows

Mount Rose Area
Drifts up to 40 cm in the meadows Evidence of wind transporting snow Old snow (0-5cm) below new snow (5-20cm) Educator

Alpenglow Expeditions
11/04/2022 - 11:00

Snowpack Observation
Tamarack Peak

Mount Rose Area
Hourglass Bowl, NE aspect that had been wind scoured by NE winds. Just enough surface warming on a solar aspect at 10:15 am at ~9,200' to make a small pinwheel when I tossed a snowball on the surface. Thin snowcover across the N aspect avalanche start zones on the Far East Ridge of Tamarack Peak. A mix of wind loaded and wind scoured areas in N aspect terrain on the Far East Ridge of Tamarack Peak. Forecaster
11/02/2022 - 10:35

Snowpack Observation
Mt. Judah/Wildflower Ridge

Donner Summit Area
Thin snow cover over the rock N slopes of Mt. Judah above Old Hwy 40. Wind drifts along the approach giving indications of the expected wind slab concerns. Wind pillow and early stage cornice formation across the top of Wildflower Ridge. 4F hard wind slab over F hard new snow. This structure was limited to wind drifted areas. Thin snowcover in the North Bowl of the East Face of Mt. Judah. My track across the top of Wildflower ridge, refilled after about 35 minutes. Forecaster

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