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Avalanche: Seward

Location: Eva

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Tour to about 2200’ ski down in terrain under 30 degrees

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SnowboarderAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect East NortheastElevation 2000ft
Slope Angle 30degCrown Depth 16in
Width 30ftVertical Run 30ft
Avalanche Details

On short steep micro terrain features. Storm snow slid on hard wind crust and broke under board. This was consistent on many micro- terrain features over 30degrees. Terrain encompassed was small due to size of features. No remote triggers but 1 very loud whumph on low angle terrain.

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

Rapid loading due to storm snow.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Heavy wet snow. 1-2” an hour. NE wind 5-10. Visibility less than 100’ at times. ~32F

Snow surface

~16” heavy wet

Snowpack

No pit dug this time. No photos due to visibility and that I am a terrible photographer