State of the Snowpack for 3/12/2022 - 3/18/2022

Dates of the Week: 
3/12/2022 to 3/18/2022
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Melt-freeze conditions on most sunny aspect after 3/15.
  • Crusts on most northerly aspects after 3/15.
  • Some lingering weak Feb 14 facets in shadow pockets on NW-N-NE aspects. Otherwise the snowpack is well consolidated.

 

Weather Events: 
  • Up to 3 inches of snow in the Donner Summit area on 3/13 with little to no snow elsewhere.
  • Rain and wet snow on 3/15 with limited accumulation.
  • SW winds accompanied the snow.
  • Warm days when it was not snowing.