Observation: Turnagain, Summit

Location: Road Obs Turnagain to Summit Lake

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain and Summit Lake and back through Turnagain between 2:30pm to 4pm. Rain transition to giant chicken feather flakes just below the Turnagain Pass ~800′, snowing hard both directions with only a 1cm of wet slush on my way back at 1000′. Otherwise flakes were melting as they hit the ground.

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Observer Comments

Heavy snowfall along Turnagain Pass to Johnson Pass and Summit Lake and heavy rain at the lower elevation points in between. Strong winds along Turnagain Arm.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Visibility was obscured above road level.
0.9" SWE was recorded at Center Ridge Snotel between 6am and 4pm and the same amount at DOT RWIS station.
Temps were 34-36F along Turnagain and Summit where snow was falling
15mph winds along the road level at Turnagain
Rain/snow line was at 1000' between 2:30pm and 4pm

Snow surface

1cm of wet snow


Melting fast! See photos.

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