The only evidence of recent moving snow that we know of is loose snow sluffing. This activity appears to be all low volume and minor in size. With a couple days since the storm, surface snow will now be more settled and consolidated and more difficult to cause additional sluffing.
The backcountry really does look nice out there. 6 inches of new snow fell on the old tired surface early this week. This refresh isn’t enough to keep you from feeling the old snow underneath, but it is enough to improve conditions. Combined with sunny skies, the backcountry is a fairly safe and pleasant playground today.
Natural small sluff avalanche on the west face of Lips.
The last storm was on Tuesday when 6-8 inches fell at Turnagain Pass and Girdwood. This has now settled to 4-6 inches.
Temperatures remained cold yesterday, below freezing in the mountains despite the sunny skies. Overnight temperatures dipped to teens and single digits. Clouds are rare in our current high pressure pattern.
We can expect sunny skies for today and tomorrow, and a change to stormy weather on Saturday night.
|05/28/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Turnagain Pass – late May wet slab cycle||CNFAIC Staff|
|05/21/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Magnum, Lipps and Tincan||CNFAIC Staff|
|05/17/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Sunburst||CNFAIC Staff|
|05/17/22||Turnagain||Observation: Tincan Ridge||Joe Kurtak|
|05/11/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Cornbiscuit and Magnum west faces||CNFAIC Staff Forecaster|
|05/07/22||Turnagain||Observation: Granddaddy||Kit Barton|
|04/29/22||Turnagain||Observation: Sunburst wx station||AS/ MM/ AM/ NH|
|04/28/22||Turnagain||Observation: More Turnagain Pass/Summit Lake wet slab activity||Alex Marienthal|
|04/27/22||Turnagain||Observation: Magnum||Sykes / Buttrick Forecaster|
|04/27/22||Turnagain||Observation: Girdwood/Summit/Turnagain Road obs||A S|
Status of riding areas across the Chugach NF is managed by the Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts, not avalanche center staff. Riding area information is posted as a public service to our users and updated based on snow depth and snow density to prevent resource damage at trailhead locations. Riding area questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is a general backcountry avalanche advisory issued for Turnagain Arm with Turnagain Pass as the core advisory area. This advisory does not apply to highways, railroads or operating ski areas.