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Observations

Region: Anchorage Front Range
Location: Bear Valley area.
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Route & General Observations

Took the dog for walk today, snowshoed on Bear Valley slopes.
Windy on ridgetops.

Red Flags

Observer Comments

No obvious signs, but rapid loading slopes in N/NW aspects.

Weather

Weather

Broken sky, with winds from S/SE. Gusts up to 35 mph. Air Temp: 32º F.
New snow in leeward aspects. Rapid loading.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Dry snow, transported from wind. A few pockets turning into wind crust, but mostly turning into possible wind slabs in some aspects and slopes.

Snowpack

No pits. But a few hand shear & pole tests on the way. Pulling little slab up to 10 cms thickness. SA: 29º NW aspect.

Photos & Video

Video

Be careful up there! Rapid loading on the N/NW aspects in the front range. Winds are moving fast!

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Photos



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