Views From 395

SNOWPACK OBSERVATION
395 North
Submission Info
Volunteer Observer
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:45pm
Snowpit Observations
More detailed information about the snowpack: 

Beautiful day for a drive up 395 North. Pretty incredible wind transport along the Sierra Crest from obviously strong SW winds today, from Mt. Langley up to Split Mountain. Some of the most intense was noted from Mt. Langley, through the Whitney Massif and north to Mt. Barnard. Obviously there was some sublimation occurring given the size of the banners, but there was also a conveyor belt of snow blowing over ridgetop in just about every drainage that was continuously rolling. Evidence of mid slope ridges being stripped/loaded in major drainages visible from the Owens Valley as well. Mid-drainage features such as Thor Peak in the Lone Pine Creek drainage and the Super Bowl in the Shepard drainage were seeing pretty significant transport as well. Gusty winds in the valley too! 

Snowpack photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Precipitation: 
None
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
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