Observation: Summit

Location: Summit Lake Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Drove to Summit Lake to take advantage of the clear skies and good visibility to look for any evidence of natural avalanches from our last storm. A few small slabs covered with new snow from the New Years storm were seen, but nothing of notable size. Easterly winds were actively loading Western aspects as I drove through the area. A few days ago only 2-3″ of loose dry snow was available for transport.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Active wind loading along ridge tops due to Easterly winds

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Cold - 11F
Upper winds estimated 15-40mph
No new precip today

Snow surface

New surface hoar at lower elevations

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