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Observation: Girdwood

Location: Seward Highway Road Obs

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Route & General Observations

Seward Highway road obs.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

44 degrees and driving rain.

Snow surface

No snow on the surface at sea level. Snow line is currently at about 1000' along Turnagain Arm, i.e., that's not where the snow line was in this last storm cycle, that's the level at which there is any snow on the ground.

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