Cooney Lake

Location Name: 
Virginia Lakes
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:30
Location Map: 



Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

We toured up to Cooney Lake in Virginia Lakes. Coverage was thin throughout and required some walking to reach our destination. Sun exposed areas were softening up and becoming wet in the afternoon. Shaded areas are remaining cooler and haven't formed much or any melt-freeze crust.

 The snow we dug in was quite cold and faceted, with larger grain facets at the ground. Stability tests didn't show signs of instability but are showing the potential for failure with further loading.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
South aspects are nearly bare
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
More detailed information about the weather: 

A few wispy clouds