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Observations

Region: Summit
Location: Fresno
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Route & General Observations

Lower alder glades on East aspect. High point at 2800.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?YesCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

Depth hoar collapsing under mid pack slab. Whumphing at tree line.

Weather

Weather

Sunny/ partly cloudy. Warmer than yesterday.Light to moderate southwest wind.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Wind affected. 10 cm wind slab moving in small pockets

Snowpack

Test blocks were failing in 3 mm+ depth hoar. Snow structure is still poor. Last and this mornings southwest wind left lots of textured alpine.



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