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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Center Ridge

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

1:00pm- Standard approach on skin track. Conducted snowpack tests roughly 20 minutes from Center Ridge Parking lot. No incidents occurred.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

-Recent avalanches within the last 24-48 hours on same aspect- avalanche in Main Bowl today on SE aspect.
-Recent deposit of new snow- roughly 25cm low density snow from NYE storm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

12:00- No wind, Temps 0-5°F, SCT trending towards BKN. No Precip.
13:00- No wind, Temps 0-5°F, BKN. No Precip.
14:00- No wind, Temps 0-5°F, BKN. No Precip.
15:00- No wind, 6°F, BKN trending towards OVC. No Precip.

Snow surface

-25 cm low density snow from NYE storm.
-Surface hoar present with 2mm feathers.

Snowpack

Snowpit Obs: 13:30
Elevation: 1,287'
Aspect: SE
Incline: 28°
Ski/boot pen: 10 cm/25 cm
HS: 75 cm

Tests:
-STE 50cm down on Solstice BSH layer
-ECTP14 50cm down on Solstice BSH layer
-CT11 Q2 50cm down on Solstice BSH layer

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