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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Creek, Portage, Placer Valley

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Route & General Observations

Several human triggered avalanches were reported in Seattle Creek and a possible natural avalanche. Details are still vague, and there have been no reports of burials or injuries. There was also a Natural avalanche in Portage Valley at 5:10pm that was captured on DOT web cam. Another observer sent us photos from Placer/Squirrel zone of the natural activity that occurred during the storm cycle last week. The Debris and gauging is impressive. A BIG THANKS to all those who sent us photos and shared some info!!! If anyone has more details please consider submitting an observation HERE.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

-Several human triggered avalanches in Seattle Creek (2-3 reported in Main Bowl and possibly natural as well.) There was also a snow machine triggered avalanche in Jr's yesterday.
-Natural avalanche in Portage Valley and DOT web cam capture debris in motion at the bottom of the avalanche path.
-The Squirrel Flats photo of a large natural from the storm cycle last week in Placer and Squirrel Flats zone. Photos taken 4/8/17.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Clear and sunny
Daily temps reached in the mid 40F's in the afternoon
Light winds
No Precip

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