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Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Seattle ridge, magnum, and others

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Route & General Observations

There were several wet point release avalanches on many of the peaks today. Mostly starting about 500 feet below the summits

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Wet Loose Snow
Aspect UnknownElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Multiple slides on many peaks and aspects. Result of rain on snow and additional wet snow loading.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

RAin and 43 degrees on the pass at noon Monday