Wind-shield Observation

Location Name: 
Bridgeport Ranger District
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 02/15/2022 - 16:00
Location Map: 



Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
Snowpack photos: 
Any other comments about the observation or links to outside pages that have more info on the observation: 

You did not have to go far today to find gusty northeast winds and drifting snow.  On my drive around the Bridgeport Ranger District, I observed trace amounts of new snow and strong northeast winds which were productively drifting this new snow.  It also felt quite cold with the wind chill.  Today, the Sonora Pass SNOTEL site at 8770 ft recorded a high temperature of 19 degrees and 2 in of new snow as of 1600.   If you plan on venturing into more exposed terrain, be on the lookout for areas of wind drifted snow. 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour