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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Mar 9th, 2015
Location:   Seattle (with map)
Observation:   Wind loading near Seattle Creek headwall
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Mar 2nd, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route Tincan to 3,400’ Weather Cloudy and mild. Moderate winds out of the East, gusting into the 30s mph. Very light precip (snow) Obvious Signs Recent Avalanches-NO Collapsing-NO Cracking-NO Surface obs Trace of snow on rain crust up to 2,500’ 1cm Sun crust on S facing slopes over 30 degrees (above 2,500’) High variability in the Alpine-scoured surfaces, micro wind sla >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H. Thamm
Date:   Mar 1st, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Mar.1, 2015 Route Sunburst to 3700' Weather Temps: low-mid 30'sF Wind: Light (5-10mph) Sky: Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- No Shooting Cracks- No Collapsing - No Surface Obs - 1000' trace of new snow on grass and icy skier compacted trail 2000': 1/2" of new snow on firm supportable crust 2700' - 3400': 1" of new on >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 28th, 2015
Location:   Magnum's PMS Bowl
Observation:   Weather: Overcast skies, light and variable winds, light snow with graupel in the afternoon. Signs on Instability: No cracking, collapsing or recent avalanches. Snow surface conditions: 1-2" of light snow on a supportable crust up to 2,500'. Above 2,500' 2-4" of light snow sits on a disappearing crust by 3,000'. Best skiing was above 3,000', though not nearly as good as the reports are >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Anchorage - Outside Advisory Area

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 27th, 2015
Location:   Taproot (Spenard) (with map)
Observation:   Toured to the Taproot to go to the snowball and support the avalanche center and avalanche school. Recent activity: Yes - great music and fun dancing. Signs of instability: Yes - every time the band played there was a lot of activity. Observed a crowd of skiers/boarders that was initially not very cohesive but densified and started to bond well as the evening progressed. Thank you Friend >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 27th, 2015
Location:   Tenderfoot (with map)
Observation:   Route Tenderfoot up to 3,500’ Weather Clear skies with increasing cloud cover through the day Mild temps in the high 20s to low 30s F Calm wind no precip Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Cracking-NO Collapsing-NO Avalanche Activity in the past week multiple D1-D2.5 slides that likely occurred within the last 5 days-multiple aspects and elevations-2 D2/D2.5s on >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Predeger/ Wagner/ May
Date:   Feb 26th, 2015
Location:   Taylor Pass (with map)
Observation:   Route: Sunburst p lot to Taylor pass to Sunburst Weather station Weather: Mostly clear, high clouds coming in late in the day. Temps cool (14F) in the morning at Highway. Warming throughout the day and 34 degrees at the highway by 3:30pm. Winds light from the NW. Obvious Sign of Instability: Recent Avalanches: NO Collapsing: YES. 10-30m collapses between 2400’ – 2900’ (mid-e >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 25th, 2015
Location:   Seattle Ridge to Wx Station (with map)
Observation:   Seattle Ridge to 2000' Wx - Visibility was poor due to dense fog, no precip Temps were in the mid 20'sF even w/ the greenhouse effect happening Winds: Calm Surface conditions - Very little snow from 1000-1300' At 2000' the surface crust was 4" thick and supportable with skis. HS=65cm Boot pen 25-40cm in places. Below the Surface - At 2000' the snow was very moist just below the s >>>> see observation for complete description
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