Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Clear skies and good visibility finally allowed for a good look around Turnagin Pass following the New Year’s storm. Besides the wet slab activity on lower elevation terrain of Eddies from Jan.2nd, not a lot of activity was obvious. A slab around 2000′ on Seattle Ridge, SE aspect was seen from the motorized lot. A cornice triggered slab that was filled back could be seen on SW aspect of Magnum Ridge, PMS bowl. Several subtle small crowns seen in gullies along Seattle Ridge that were filled back in. And a few dry loose point releases were fresh from yesterday or today.

Easterly winds were blowing snow along ridge tops and were most pronounced in Summit Lake and along Turnagain Arm. I did speak to a group who said they saw blowing snow on the taller peaks in Turnagain Pass.

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Observer Comments

Moderate Easterly winds blowing snow along some ridge tops.
Several small dry loose point releases nothing recent from the last three days.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Clear and sunny
Winds were East 10-25mph
mid 20F's
no new precip

Snow surface

new surface hoar growth along the road corridor

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