10/07/2011 Michael A. Scanlon endlesswintersnow@yahoo.com Endless Winter Snow weblogUpdates.ping EndlessWinterSnow http://endlesswintersnow.blogspot.com/

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Snow Alert - Lake Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, Mt Hood Meadows
Avalanche Warnings - CONSIDERABLE

Near and above treeline, avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on NW-N-NE-E aspects, 35 degrees and steeper. Below treeline, avalanche danger is MODERATE in open areas, 35 degrees and steeper

Yet another storm system is impacting the forecast area this morning. This system is stronger than the storms observed over the last 9 days and is taking aim at the northern portion of the forecast area. An additional 3 to 7 inches of new snow fell over the Sierra Crest last night with the greatest accumulations observed north of Lake Tahoe. Less new snow accumulated overnight in the Mount Rose area. High intensity snowfall is expected to begin around 10 am this morning and spread south through the forecast area as the day progresses. New snow amounts of 18 to 40 inches are forecast over the next 48 hours with the greatest accumulation rates overnight into Monday. Air temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s this morning are expected to warm into the low to mid 20s today. Ridgetop winds have shifted to southwest and south overnight and increased from moderate to strong in speed.

Yesterday, human triggered slab avalanches were widespread both above and below treeline. Intentional and unintentional skier triggered avalanches were reported from Becker Peak (Echo Summit area) and ,

Silver Peak (North of Squaw peak) aee photo below

- Sierra Avalanche Center


A LOOK at the Tram face earlier this week

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