Observation: Turnagain

Location: Seward Hwy from Girdwood to Turnagain Pass

Route & General Observations

Many new glide avalanches occurred within the last 24hours. South face of Penguin Ridge had a large glide release that occurred yesterday mid day.┬áBy 5pm today two new glide avalanches were seen adjacent to the larger one. Southwest aspect of Orca had a new glide release that occurred mid day in a path called Kern #3. Twentymile drainage had 2 new glide avalanches, and possibly a third (?), but couldn’t see it on the drive home in the afternoon.

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

Glide avalanches on South and SW aspects

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Moderate winds along Turngain Arm
No Precip

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