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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Sunburst

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Route & General Observations

Sunburst.
Parking lot still not plowed, barely enough space to jam one vehicle into.

Red Flags
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Observer Comments

Wind loading in afternoon, westerly and southerly winds.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Weather

Sunny. Cold.
Calm wind in am, moderate southerly winds started at 1:00pm, winds increased around 3pm with notable snow transport on 4,940 peak area/ Silvertip/ Lynx area.

Snow surface

NSF with ~20cm ski pen.
Wind affected near ridgeline from previous southerly winds.

Snowpack

Hasty pit dug above alder line to see if buried Surface Hoar was present.
I found it 15cm down mixed in with 4F soft snow below and Fist hard above. Moderate failure with a shovel tilt test on BSH layer.

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