Avalanche: Summit

Location: Road Observation

Route & General Observations

Today it started out clear but very quickly clouded over. Recent avalanches were seen on South aspects (D-1)point release from steep rocky areas. On West aspects avalanche activity in the form of small to medium slab avalanches associated with cornice breaks in most cases D-1+ to D-2. Currently above freezing as of 1PM at lower elevations (35F).

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Cornice FallAspect West Southwest
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

See Pictures below for an overview of the avalanche activity. Varied in size and type.

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

Point Releases, Rapid rises in temperatures, recent small slab avalanches South and West aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit Lake(Valley Bottom) Cloudy, Temperature 35F, Past 24 hours Low 11F High 37F. Snow Depth 33" (HS). 2" of settlement over the past 30 hours.

Summit Lake MP 45 (3800'): Current temperature:24F Past 24 hours 18F-24F. Winds South 8-10mph gust S 12 mph.

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