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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Obs and Seattle Ridge glide avalanches

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass between 4pm and 4:30pm. Observed evidence (crown + debris) of a new glide avalanche on Repeat offender. After I left Turnagain Pass two more glide avalanche occurred is this area and were documented by the DOT Turnagain RWIS web cam. See photos below. There were also numerous small (D1-D1.5) wet loose natural avalanches along the entire Southeast side of Seattle Ridge, including a new one that touched the ‘up-track’ on the motorized side.

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

Glide activity today: In order they were reported/observed
1 Penguin - SW
3 new on Repeat Offender, Seattle Ridge and maybe more after I left
1 Goat Shoulder - SW
1 Meadows - Crow Creek Rd - S
1 Pyramid-W

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Mostly clear skies and sunny
Highs: 50F's at Sea Level and mid 30's F along ridge top (Seattle Ridge)
Ridgetop winds: 10-25mph
No new precip

Photos & Video
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