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Observation: Summit

Location: General Observation

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Route & General Observations

Cornices have been failing over the past few days triggering shallow depth avalanches mainly on West Aspects. Glide cracks continue to develop. One new one seen low on Roaring Ridge and a second one forming and growing over the past few days. Snow below glide crack on Fresno showed signs of continued down hill movement but it had not released yet. Additional loose wet point releases were seen in the Summit Lake Area.

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Observer Comments

Recent Cornice breaks and wet loose point releases. Growing Glide Cracks.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear and Sunny
Fresno Weather Station: Temperature 26-33F Winds Light and Variable generally out of the West.
Summit Lake: Temperature 33F, Snow Depth 42"

Snow surface

New Surface Hoar has formed overnight in the summit lake area. 1 cm in size at valley bottom.

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