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General Conditions at Castle Lake

Location Name: 
Castle Lake
Region: 
Castle Lake
Date and time of observation: 
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 12:00pm
Observation made by: 
Professional Observer

Location Map

Castle Lake CA
United States
41° 13' 48.8208" N, 122° 22' 51.3768" W
California US

Snowpack Observations

Details

General conditions observed at Castle Lake:

  • Lake is fully frozen 
  • Rain runnels remain throughout the area
  • Snow surface is dominated by melt freeze forms
  • Soft corn snow can be found on sunny aspects
  • Ski pen 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) at 1 pm
  • Many cornice failures have occurred along the Middle Peak ridgeline
  • No signs of instability

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Weather Observations

Details

It was a warm sunny day today at Castle Lake. A light breeze out of the southwest was felt on the top of the ridge. No wind was felt at lake level. Skies were clear and blue. 

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Speed: 
Calm