Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Observation

Route & General Observations

Heavy rain on the North side of Turnagain Pass and light rain on the Southside of the Pass. Visibility was limited to about 2000′. New glide release on N. side of Sharksfin and a recent glide release on South end of Seattle Ridge near Bertha Cr.

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

New glide avalanche on N. side of Sharks Fin, and a recent glide on the South end of Seattle Ridge near Bertha Creek.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Temps at Sea Level ~ 45F, Temps at Turnagain Pass ~36F
Winds along Turnagain Pass Road were 15-20mph
Heavy Rain on N. side of Turnagain Pass (Tincan zone) becoming Moderate at the Motorized Lot and LIght rain at Sunburst

Snow surface

Crust check at Sunburst - boot pen= 8 - 20" loose melt/freeze grains



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