Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Pass Road Observations

Route & General Observations

Did a lap of the road out to Johnson pass between 2 & 3 pm limited visibility but we were able to see many avalanches on Seattle ridge that had occurred within the past 24 hours.

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

Many recent avalanches along Seattle ridge that had occurred some time in the last 24 hours. Significant East North East winds still loading leeward slopes. Obvious scouring and loading along Seattle ridge, Magnum West face, and Johnson Pass

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Raining along the pass to ~2000'. Temps along the road in the mid 30s. Strong winds out of the ENE still scouring ridge lines and transporting snow.

Snow surface

Saturated snow in parking lots, significant rain runnels on lower elevation slopes.

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