Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass- Road obs

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain Pass between 4pm and 5pm. Numerous new wet avalanches on Seattle Ridge (SE aspect) and including one new glide avalanche between the motorized lot and the uptrack. I count 10 new avalanches from yesterday. All were distinct due the bluish color of debris compared the older avalanches from earlier this week. The visibility on the other side of the road was too poor to distinguish any new activity.

Two new glide avalanches in Girdwood Valley – Penguin and Raggedtop

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger Unknown
Avalanche Type UnknownAspect Unknown
ElevationunknownSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent wet avalanche from today on Seattle Ridge
New glide avalanches on Seattle Ridge, and Penguin Ridge and Ragged top in Girdwood Valley
Raining - heavy at times

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Obscured skies
Heavy rain along North side of Turnagain Pass becoming light rain on South end of Pass
Winds light to moderate along road

Snow surface

I stepped out of the Sunburst parking lot into thigh deep saturated wet snow

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