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Observations

Region: Turnagain
Location: Seattle Ridge - Repeat Offender
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Route & General Observations

Quick tour up Seattle Ridge to check on surface conditions on the Repeat Offender slide path just above and to the lookers left of the motorized up-track. This is in anticipation of 10-12″ of snow forecast from Sunday night through Monday night! Cross your fingers….

Weather

Weather

Sunny and COLD. Minus single digits F all day.
Winds light from the West on the ridge.

Strong winds continue along the Arm at lower elevations kicking up dust.

Snow Characteristics

Snow surface

For surface conditions we found a combination of hard wind affected snow along with areas of soft faceted snow. Most concerning for the upcoming storm are the areas with 2-4" of loose facets sitting on a hard melt-freeze crust or stout old wind slab. Much of the bottom 2/3's of Repeat Offender is composed of this loose surface. The top 1/3 is 2-4" of hard wind slab/crust over facets. See photos for a better idea of both these surfaces.

Photos & Video

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