Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain Road Obs

Route & General Observations

Drove through Turnagain both in the AM (1100) and the PM (1700) – noted obvious wind loading and flagging on most ridgelines, decreasing throughout the day.
Natural wind slab avalanches D1-D2 seen both in the AM and in PM and snowboard triggered avalanche D1.5 observed in PM. Occurred during the day.

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

Multiple D1-D2 recent wind slab avalanches and recent debris noted.

Tincan - Natural D1-1.5 Small Wind Slab release - Near 3000' (AM)
Twin Tips - Natural D1-D1.5 Wind Slab Release (AM)
Seattle Ridge - Midday triggered Ax - D1.5-2 - Shallow wind slab - recent debris (PM)
Seattle Ridge near uptrack - artificially triggered Ax - D1.5 (PM)

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Mid Teens (F)
Clear - Few Sky
No Precip
Calm - Light NNW Winds

Snow surface

Multidirectional wind effect/texture above treeline.

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