Professional Observer:   Kevin Wright
Location: Turnagain -   Seattle ridge
Date: Nov 21st, 2012
Seattle ridge natural avalanche
This full depth natural avalanche happened sometime after the snowfall on Sunday 11-18. The
entire region has very weak facets at the ground.
The picture of with cracks near the ski track shows the visual evidence left behind after an
audible "whoomph" as the snowpack collapsed. If the slope had been steeper where the
collapse happened, it would have avalanched.
|Photo 1. Natural avalanche on north face of Warmup bowl|
|Photo 2. Collapse, shooting cracks near skin track|
|Lat: 60.8157 Long: -149.2196|
A Professional Observer is defined by: A hired and paid employee of organizations specializing in avalanche forecasting, mitigation and/or education. Examples include: CNFAIC staff, AKDOT and AKRR avalanche program employees, Alyeska Snow Safety employees, AAS/AAI/AIARE level 2 and above avalanche instructors.
SNOW AND AVALANCHE HOTLINE (907) 754-2369
If you have comments regarding CNFAIC operations or winter recreation management, please email email@example.com
© 2014 Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center. All rights reserved.
By clicking the links below, the companies will donate a portion of your purchase price to the Friends of CNFAIC. Click here for more deals