Eastern Sierra Avalanche Forecast - 12/24/13

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THIS AVALANCHE ADVISORY EXPIRED ON December 25, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
Avalanche Advisory published on December 24, 2013 @ 6:34 pm
Issued by Sue Burak - Inyo National Forest
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The anomaloulsy strong high pressure ridge continues to bring dry conditions and light winds through the end of the week.

 

recent observations

Even though the calendar shows we are nearing the end of December, the snowpack is thin and recreation is limited to ski touring and making turns in the Red Cone Bowl and  careful turns in the trees above Horseshoe Lake. The top of the Bowl is stripped from north winds.  Dry settled powder can be found in north facing trees but many downed logs and rocks present route finding problems.  

Widespread recreation in the backcountry will come with more snow- for now, there is insufficient snow cover and conditions do not warrant  avalanche advisories.

I am making snowpack observations and will post them to the observations page.

CURRENT CONDITIONS Weather Observations Between June (10,000 ft.) and Mammoth (11,000 ft.)
0600 temperature: 15-20 deg. F.
Max. temperature in the last 24 hours: 45-50 deg. F.
Average wind direction during the last 24 hours: N
Average wind speed during the last 24 hours: 5-10 mph
Maximum wind gust in the last 24 hours: 10 mph
New snowfall in the last 24 hours: 0 inches
Total snow depth: 15-20 inches
Two-Day Mountain Weather Forecast Produced in partnership with the Reno NWS
For 8,000 ft. to 10,000 ft.
  Tuesday Tuesday Night Wednesday
Weather: Clear, sunny clear clear, sunny
Temperatures: 41-48 deg. F. 20-28 deg. F. 41-48 deg. F.
Wind direction: light
Wind speed: light light light
Expected snowfall: 0 in. 0 in. 0 in.
Over 10,000 ft.
  Tuesday Tuesday Night Wednesday
Weather: sun clear sun
Temperatures: 41-47 deg. F. 41-47 deg. F. 41-47 deg. F.
Wind direction: north north north
Wind speed: 0-10 0-10 0-10
Expected snowfall: 0 in. 0 in. 0 in.
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