Observation: Turnagain

Location: Road Obs Turnagain Pass

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

Many recent avalanches, D2's and D3's from Magnum South to Silvertip. All on Northern and Western aspects. See photo below.

*Due to poor visibility and heavier precipitation I was not able to see above 2500' on the Northern side of Turnagain Pass. Could not see Sunburst and all of the peaks to its North.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temps: 36-43F
Sky: Obscured, but had windows of good vis South of Sunburst
Precip: Moderate to light rain on South side of Turnagain, heavy rain North of Tincan
Wind: 10-20 mph along the road

Snow surface

Very wet saturated snow along the roadside.
1' of wet snow on N side of Pass, near Motorized lot
4" of wet snow at Bertha Cr.



Photos & Video
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