State of the Snowpack for 4/13/2019 - 4/19/2019

Dates of the Week: 
4/13/2019 to 4/19/2019
Avalanche Problems: 
General Snowpack Structure: 
  • Mostly melt/freeze conditions with a period of new snow transitioning to wet snow after the small storm. 
  • Snowpack below the wet snow generally deep and well consolidated.
Weather Events: 
  • Lots of sunshine and well above normal temperatures for most of the week.
  • One small spring storm Monday night with limited new snow accumulation.

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
05/22/2019 - 09:00 Kirkwood Carson Pass Area Avalanche Observation Blowing snow and wind scouring on ridges Public