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
12/30/2020 - 12:45 Webber Peak Little Truckee Summit Areas Snowpack Observation Gathering snowpit data from the crown of the avalanche Surface hoar on sheltered slopes in the afternoon. Looking at the climbers left side of the avalanche. Forecaster
12/30/2020 - 12:00 Red Mountain Independence Lake Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/30/2020 - 01:45 Mt Judah Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Deep facet layer is still loose and sugary and does not form snowball Numerous tracks on steeper NE terrain Public
12/29/2020 - 14:00 NE benches below Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Educator
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/29/2020 - 13:15 Shirley Canyon Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Buried surface hoar Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/29/2020 - 12:45 Poulson Ridge - Between Poulson Peak and Silver Peak Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/29/2020 - 12:15 Stanford Rock Blackwood Canyon or Ward Canyon Area Snowpack Observation Surface hoar in open sheltered terrain (all elevations) PST 80/100 (End) @ 70cm Hand hardness + layers of concern Educator
Tahoe Mountain School
12/29/2020 - 11:00 Webber Peak Little Truckee Summit Areas Avalanche Observation Avalanche on Webber Peak Educator
West Wind Collective
12/29/2020 - 11:00 Elephant's Hump Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Cracking associated with a whumpf that propagated the entirety of a 20' x 30' test slope. ECTP-24 on Dec 11 facet layer A whumpf with a noticeable vertical drop while ascending this area. Forecaster
12/29/2020 - 09:15 Johnson Canyon Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/28/2020 - 15:00 Bowl above Carpenter Valley Independence Lake Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/28/2020 - 14:45 Andesite Peak Donner Summit Area Snowpack Observation Guide
Alpenglow Expeditions
12/28/2020 - 12:00 Wheeler Peak outside Lake Alpine S-SW face Bear Valley Area Snowpack Observation Public
12/28/2020 - 12:00 Indian Valley Ebbetts Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer
12/28/2020 - 12:00 Red Lake Peak Carson Pass Area Snowpack Observation Professional Observer

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