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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Common Bowl / Tincan

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect West SouthwestElevation 3200ft
Slope Angle 40degCrown Depthunknown
Width 100ftVertical Run 450ft
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Shooting cracks and "whoomfs" continued onward

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

In and out visibility. Light snow, moderate ridge top winds. Ambient 24 degrees. Windchill 10 degrees.

Snow surface

New snow, wind crust on several rollovers.

Snowpack

Informal hand pit showed no instability.

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