Observation: Summit

Location: Fresno

Route & General Observations

Lots of pluming from NNW winds at Ridge crests from Penguin to Silvertip to Summit peak. northerly aspects on West side of road in Summit were raked. Only a few very small D1 Axs observed. Straight runners harbingers of wind slabs to come
Sunny cold and relatively windless at road until 3:30 pm. Temp dropped then spiked up as winds picked up and began effecting elevations below 3000′

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

active wind loading

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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clear, -13C/8F at Manitoba lot. Lots of northerly drainage wind up high, plumes ~50'

Snow surface

new snow only picking up 1 cm wind skin later in day on more exposed slopes


see snow profile

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