Virginia Lakes, CA

Location Name: 
Blue Lake
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:08
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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

Went out to Virginia Lakes to see what it all looked like after the recent storms. The alpine has lost snow from strong winds. Heavy wet snow still exists in shielded areas such as places with tree cover and leeward slopes. The snow that was still intact from the storm showed instability and warranted concern for skiing in the area. So we didn't.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
None