Bridgeport District

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District overview
Region: 
Other Area
Date and time of observation: 
Wed, 12/29/2021 - 12:00
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Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Avalanche Specialist
Snowpit Observations
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We took a drive throughout the forecast area today and yesterday to see how the Bridgeport district of the Humbolt-Toiyabe had adapted to the recent multi-day storm event.  Signs of wind transported snow were visible from various vantage points, from Virginia Lakes to Sonora Pass.  Wind stripped snow to the bare ground was visible in many areas.  Cross loading was observed in detail in the Twin Lakes area. Evidence of wind transported snow and settlement was seen across the range. Clouds obscured the Sierra Crest throughout the day as several inches of new snow fell to the valley floors on HWY 395 corridors. 

Caltrans crews have been working hard to unbury the access points throughout the district. Recent work on HWY 108 has allowed vehicular access to the People's Gate. Virginia Lakes is almost completely buried with a single blading 100 yards westward of HWY 395.  Twin Lakes has been cleared to the end of the road. Be advised, Mono county and Caltrans crews are actively working on these access points. 

 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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Wind gusts throughout the day today. Strong SW winds at times with blowing snow. Wind loading was observed on road cuts and cornices.