Observation: Seward

Location: Lost Lake - weather station

Route & General Observations

Rode from the Fireman’s entrance up to the Lost Lake weather station for a needed repair of the anemometer (wind sensor).

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

No red flags seen today. Our high point was around 3,800'.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear with high clouds moving in later in the day.
Ridgetop winds 5-10mph from the south.
No precip and temps in the teens.

Snow surface

Surface crust up to between 2,200 and 1,500' depending on location. The further north we went the lower in elevation the crust went away.
Settled powder with significant wind effect above the trees and in the Alpine.


We did not dig in the snow today but we did observer a lot of terrain with many tracks on steep slopes. There were no signs of human triggered avalanches or recent avalanches. There was evidence of older slabs and debris from the storms last week that has been covered up by new snow and windblown snow.

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