North Aspects In Virginia Lakes basin

Location Name: 
Virginia Lakes
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:30
Location Map: 



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

We went for a tour in the Virginia Lakes area to see how North aspects were reacting to the recent warm temperatures. The plan was to tour in Mt. Olsen area but poor coverage on the approach resulted in a change of plans, and we did a nordic tour around the lakes basin.

    North aspects at 9,800 ft. were covered with a stiff wind board. Probing with my ski pole was nearly impossible due to the 6 in. thick wind board.  There was no evidence that recent warm temperatures were affecting shaded North aspects.

 
Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
North
Accumulation rate: 
None