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Observation: Summit

Location: General Observation

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Route & General Observations

Glide avalanches at low to mid elevation still remain a problem. New glide cracks and glide avalanches on Easterly Aspects. A few new glide cracks on SW aspects in the southern area of Summit Lake. Recent wind loading observed south of the area today with winds increasing currently NNE at Summit Lake. Isolated small avalanches in loading zones but could be cornice break related. One human triggered avalanche in steep terrain south of Summit Lake on Sheep Mountain last weekend.

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

Low and Mid elevation Glide Avalanche activity. Some small avalanches on West aspects in isolated areas. Wind loading in isolated high elevation areas.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Summit Lake: Partly to mostly sunny today. Temperature 47F Snow Depth: 29"
Fresno Ridge: Temperature 30F, Wind NNE 10-20 mph Gust 30 mph (Trend increasing winds)

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