State of the Snowpack for 4/4/2020 - 4/10/2020

Dates of the Week: 
4/4/2020 to 4/10/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Weak snow below old snow surface crust causing persistent slab avalanches 1-3' deep
  • Warm and wet snowpack towards the end of the week at low to mid elevations.
  • Transitioning to melt freeze conditions.

     
Weather Events: 
  • April 5-6 storm cycle deposited 20-30'' along the Sierra Crest
  • Gale force SW winds
  • Continued unsettled weather with elevated NE winds
  • Warming trend with sunny skies at the end of week