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Observation: Turnagain

Location: Tincan weather station

Date:
Observer:
Route & General Observations

Noticed some large cracking on the NW facing slope in the bowl by the weather station. Approximately 15′ across, stable at the time but likely extremely unstable with the warming, wet snow/rain combo.

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

large cracking in the bowl.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
Please provide details to help us determine the weather and snowpack during the time this observation took place.
Weather

rapid warming

Snow surface

new snow/powder.

Snowpack

Stable. Pit dug above the bowl had a developed, stable snowpack.