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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Road Obs
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Route & General Observations

Drove the pass at 3 pm when the clouds broke to get a general survey of conditions after the storm.

Red Flags

Obvious signs of instability

Recent Avalanches?YesCollapsing (Whumphing)?NoCracking (Shooting cracks)?No

Observer Comments

Recent slab avalanche spotted lookers right of the uptrack on Seattle Ridge. Debris seen in channeled terrain on Seattle Ridge, mostly on the south end. No slabs spotted on the east side of the road. Significant warming was observed as soon as the sun came out at ~3 pm; wet loose slides were happening along steep road cuts as we were driving by.

Weather

Weather

Clouds cleared at 3 pm, 30 degrees at the road. Light northerly wind.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

Significant cross loading and pillowed snow noted around Turnagain Pass, particularly along Seattle Ridge and Eddies.

Snowpack

N/A

Photos & Video

Photos



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