Virginia Lakes

Location Name: 
Virginia Lakes
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Tue, 10/26/2021 - 12:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing

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

Avalanche debris off lower Mt Olson.  Saw evidence of a recent slide and skiers climbing Dunderburg gully. While touring i saw fractures in 2” packed powder on top of powder base with ice at earth interface. 15 F at 7 am this morning.  The snow level in this storm started at 11,200 and dropped. Higher elevations have a lot more snow depth than the 2’ at the Trailhead areas at 10,000’.  Lots of wind pack and drift.   

Snowpack photos: 
Avalanche Debris on Mt. Olsen
Cracking
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
None
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