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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Motorized lot
Observer:
Date:

Route & General Observations

Riding around on the flats near the motorized lot today. There was about 20″ new snow since yesterday. Winds have been drifting snow and deeper areas were noted. Experienced a large shooting crack on a wind loaded feature on a small test slope. See photos below.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?NoCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes

Observer Comments

-Large shooting crack on wind loaded, small test slope with an unsupported slope. Shooting crack was 20' long and 3+' deep. See photos below.
-Rapid loading due to heavy snow and strong winds
-Warming temperatures

Weather

Weather

Poor visibility, snowing and blowing
Precip: 20" new snow since yesterday
Ridge top winds at Sunburst Wx station: ENE 40's mph gusting 60's
Temps ~31F
Rain/snow line ~500'

Photos & Video

Video

Photos



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