Support the forecast! Support the forecast!

Give to Friends of the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Info Center.

Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Obs

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Drove the pass at 3 pm when the clouds broke to get a general survey of conditions after the storm.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent slab avalanche spotted lookers right of the uptrack on Seattle Ridge. Debris seen in channeled terrain on Seattle Ridge, mostly on the south end. No slabs spotted on the east side of the road. Significant warming was observed as soon as the sun came out at ~3 pm; wet loose slides were happening along steep road cuts as we were driving by.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

Clouds cleared at 3 pm, 30 degrees at the road. Light northerly wind.

Snow surface

Significant cross loading and pillowed snow noted around Turnagain Pass, particularly along Seattle Ridge and Eddies.

Snowpack

N/A

Photos & Video
Please upload photos below. Maximum of 5 megabytes per image. Click here for help on resizing images. If you are having trouble uploading please email images separately to staff.