State of the Snowpack for 11/28/2020 - 12/4/2020

Dates of the Week: 
11/28/2020 to 12/4/2020
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • 1-2' supportable snowpack on northerly aspects above 8600' in the Mt. Rose area and 7000' along the northern Sierra Crest and above 8000' along the southern Sierra Crest
  • No reactive weak layers present
  • Near-surface facets and a weakening snowpack could become a future issue when the next storm arrives
Weather Events: 
  • Mostly clear with cold nights and sunny days with some above-normal daytime highs on most days
  • One minor cold front with no precip but some strong NE wind events on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. No significant snow transport.