Avalanche: Summit

Location: Genral Observation of Summit Lake Area

Route & General Observations

Wind Loading at Upper and Mid Elevations. Point Release Loose Wet Snow slides on West and East Aspects. Natural Avalanches on South West and West Aspects(D-2). See Pictures below of wind, point releases and Natural Avalanche activity.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Slab
Aspect West SouthwestElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

(Roller Balls) Point Release Avalanches and Natural avalanche activity.

See next observation for Natural Avalanche Activity outside of Summit Lake @ Lower Russian Lake Area.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake: Mostly cloudy Temperature 40F, Total Snow Depth 43" (o.6" Water past 36 hours)

Fresno Weather Station: Temperature 26-28F Winds 15-35 Mph SSE-NE Peak gust 55 MPH NE

Active wind loading on West Aspects at upper and mid elevations.

Photos & Video
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