Dream Pk/Hemlock Ridge

Dream Pk/Hemlock Ridge
Submission Info
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 3:30pm
Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Dream Pk/Hemlock Ridge 38° 44' 35.16" N, 119° 6' 7.56" W
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Observer: doug lewis, Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center
Date: Mar 22, 2017, 9:41 PM
Loc: Dream Pk, Hemlock Ridge 
Lat/Lon:38.7431, -119.1021
Sierras , CA
Elevation: 10100 f
Aspect: NE Angle: 34°
Signs of Instability: Wind Loading
Sky Cover: BKN
Precipitation: Snow, Light snowfall - 1 cm/hour
Wind Speed: Lightsubjective
Wind Direction: S
Current Temp:-5°C
Blowing Snow: Moderate SW
Snow Depth: 0cm
New Snow Storm:45cm 
Snow Temperature 20cm:-4° C 
Boot Penetration: 35cm

Comments: 10-20 cm new snow below ~9000, 20-40cm above. Variable cloudiness thicker toward the Crest, intermittent snow showers with windloading on north to northeast aspects where windward fetch exists. Air Temperature generally below freezing above 9000 (-1.4). Easterly aspects developing a weak melt freeze crust. Test slopes yield only minor surface sluffing . 3 Stability Tests: CT21 Q2 36cm CT16 Q2 36cm CT14 Q2 36cm Fails @ density change. Below~9000 new snow resting on Melt Freeze crust, variable thickness. Below~8000 Melt / Freeze crust becomes somewhat breakable and less supportive wet snow under neath, by ~7500 not supportive.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Snowpack photos: 
Wind Transport, Dream Pk
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Cloud Cover: 
75% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Partly to mostly cloudy with occasional snow showers. Southerly winds at the base of the Negatives, Southwest winds aloft. 

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