Sardine Falls Area

Location Name: 
Sardine Falls
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:00
Location Map: 

Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Snowline appeared to be around 8500ft with new acumulation around 2cm.  Levite lake junction is showing currently 47cm.  There was surface hoar observed up to one cm in height localized to riperian areas.  Snow was heavy and very sticky in lower elevations and south facing aspects, and there still remains thing coverage.  Observed mid storm dry loose activity and small point release with run out 300-400 ft.  Roller balls and some cracting in isolated locations  Wind slabs are still forming on the lee aspect and expect them to grow with the current storm.  

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Day started with no wind and partly sunny at 8800 ft changing to moderate winds with gust in the afternoon N/NW at 9000ft.  Observed blowing snow on the high ridges.