Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass to Johnson Pass trailhead at around 5 pm to look for recent wet avalanche activity and glide releases due to rain, warm temperatures and lack of freeze overnight

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

Glide avalanche occurred during road observation that slid onto the Seattle ridge uptrack between 4:55 and 5:16.
Another one near the uptrack area occurred after Wendy's observation on Friday.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Light rain on Pass. Increased precipitation from Tincan North towards turn to Portage
E winds 5-10 at road level gusting into the teens
Temperature 37-41F on truck thermometer

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