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Submitted by andy on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:30
Dates of the Week:
4/3/2021 to 4/9/2021
General Snowpack Structure:
- Melt freeze crusts have developed on most E-SE-S-SW-W aspects at all elevations. Transitional snow, wind-scoured surfaces, and crusts exist on most on NW-N-NE aspects.
- Poor to non-existent snow coverage exists on many S aspects with adequate snow coverage on most other aspects.
- Significant melting occurred this week.
- Mostly sunny and clear with periods of below-freezing overnight temperatures and times with mountain inversions and warm overnight temperatures at higher elevations.
- Persistent SW winds especially during the afternoons.
- Some unsettled weather with a trace of precipitation on Monday.
Central Sierra Nevada / Lake Tahoe Snowpack, Weather, and Avalanche Observations for California and Nevada from SAC
|Date and time of observation or avalanche occurrence||Location||Region||Observation Type||Photos||Snowpack, Avalanche, Weather Videos||Snowpit videos (tests, etc)||Observation made by|
|04/10/2021 - 14:30||Andesite Peak||Donner Summit Area||Snowpack Observation||
Tahoe Mountain School
|04/10/2021 - 10:00||Elephant's Back||Carson Pass Area||Snowpack Observation||Professional Observer|
|04/09/2021 - 11:00||Mt. Judah||Donner Summit Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/08/2021 - 11:30||Mt. Houghton||Mount Rose Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/07/2021 - 11:15||Castle Peak||Donner Summit Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/06/2021 - 13:22||Round top to Kirkwood||Carson Pass Area||Snowpack Observation||Professional Observer|
|04/06/2021 - 11:30||Relay Peak||Mount Rose Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/05/2021 - 11:30||South Side Red Lake Peak||Carson Pass Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/04/2021 - 12:00||The Sisters||Carson Pass Area||Snowpack Observation||Professional Observer|
|04/04/2021 - 11:30||Castle Peak||Donner Summit Area||Snowpack Observation||
Tahoe Mountain School
|04/04/2021 - 10:30||Rubicon Peak||West Shore Area||Snowpack Observation||Forecaster|
|04/04/2021 - 10:20||Crater Lake||Carson Pass Area||Snowpack Observation||Public|
|04/04/2021 - 09:00||Silver Peak||Cabin Creek, Deep Creek, or Pole Creek Area||Avalanche Observation||Public|