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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle Ridge

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Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierAvalanche Type Soft Slab
Aspect East NortheastElevationunknown
Slope Angle 40degCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

2 small, skier triggered avalanches in the Seattle ridge bowl. No one caught or injured.

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

Buried signs from multiple days ago, but on different aspects.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Approx 4in new snow overnight

Snow surface

Soft slab

Snowpack

Failed on the buried facets from earlier in November

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