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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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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 24th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.24, 2015 Route Sunburst to 3400' Weather Temps: 20'sF Wind: Calm to Light (5mph) Sky: Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- No recent avalanches. Could see the two natural avalanches from Sunday. Picture below Shooting Cracks- No Collapsing - No, but another group said they heard a collapse at 2400' Glide Avalanches/Crack >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 23rd, 2015
Location:   Portage Road / Turnagain Pass
Observation:   Weather: Valley fog and mid-level clouds Temps in the upper 30's at 1,000' Light rain falling Below are a few photos from road observations from today. The avalanches on Maynard Mt. look to be from yesterday. Similar to the shallow wet slabs seen in Fitz's ob from yesterday on Seattle Creek. Other than the shallow wet slabs on Maynard, no additional recent avalanches were seen. Very few >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 22nd, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Signs of Instability: Yes- Whoomphing above tree run NW aspect elevation 2215ft Test pit result: ECTP18 RP Depth to weak layer 40cm- same aspect and elevation as whoomph Skiing conditions left much to be desired
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Sykes
Date:   Feb 22nd, 2015
Location:   Tincan Common (with map)
Observation:   Route: Tincan uptrack to 2500' Weather: Broken skies, isolated very light rain showers, light to moderate winds, temps in the high 20's to low 30's. Obvious Sign of Instability: Recent Avalanches: Small debri piles at the base of CFR ridge. Collapsing: None Cracking: None Snow Surface: 1000-2000': Saturated snow in the top 10 cm. 2000-2300': Ice glaze over wet snow. 2300-2500': >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitz, Merrick, J-Bloom
Date:   Feb 22nd, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route Tincan Weather Warm, temps in the low 30s F Clear skies changing over to overcast/cloudy conditions by 2 pm No Precip Moderate to strong winds out of the East diminishing to calm conditions by 2pm Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-YES 2 naturals on Seattle Ridge, ~2,400’, both SE aspect. Estimated crown depth 1 foot. We suspect these avalanches occurred between >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 21st, 2015
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Time: Noon - 5:45 Pm Route: Manitoba - two laps up the west face, topping out at 3500' Weather: Winter was observed above 2000'! 30-40f and overcast, with the cloud ceiling around 3,000'. Light to moderate rain or snow - snow up to 2cm/hour - with the rain/snow line at 1800'. Winds generally light but verging on moderate above 3000', transporting enough snow to cover up the skin >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: L Falley
Date:   Feb 21st, 2015
Location:   Tincan Common (with map)
Observation:   Route: Alaska Avalanche Level 2 class from parking lot to 2900 on tincan common Weather: Sky: overcast Wind: 10 gust 30 MPH out of NE Temp: -1 C Precip: S-1 (light snow) Snow Transport: light to moderate Red Flags to instability: Cracking: NO (though observed on suburst by different level 2 group) >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Eeva Latosuo
Date:   Feb 20th, 2015
Location:   Tincan Treeline
Observation:   Alaska Pacific University Snow Science students spend a field day focusing on propagation propensity of the well identified weak facet layer. Route: Tincan Common Weather: Overcast, temps in the low 30's, light east winds, light precip in form of rain low, but trying to snow up around treelike with only a trace of accumulation. Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches: Only >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 20th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route Sunburst Weather Warm, 39 F at 1,000’ Rain/Snow Line around 2,000’ Moderate winds out of the East Light and showery precip, trace of accumulation above R/S line Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Obs Rain soaked snow surface (top 2-3”) up to 2,000’. Ski penetration=6” (punchy) Winds have moved and destroyed >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 19th, 2015
Location:   Manitoba Mtn (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.19, 2015 Route Manitoba to 3200' Weather Temps: high 20's F to low 30's F Wind: Calm to Light (5mph) Sky: Mostly Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- None in past few days, but avalanche activity from Feb.16 storm was visible on Moose Mountain in the Summit Lake area Shooting Cracks- No Collapsing - Yes - One large collapse j >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Thamm
Road Obs
Date:   Feb 19th, 2015
Location:   Summt to Turnagain Pass (with map)
Observation:   These photos were all taken on Feb.19 from the Seward Hwy and show recent avalanche activity from the past three days. See Manitoba Obs from Feb.19 for more detailed information about the snowpack.
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Feb 19th, 2015
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Recent Avalanche Activity: None in the Past 24 hours Avalanche Activity over the past week: Yes. Wind loading: None observed today. Previous Wind Loading on 2-16-2015. Mountain weather: Fresno (elev.3440): Temperatures 21-27F Winds: Calm 1-6mph Gust to 11 MPH N-NW Summit Lake: Temperatures Low 14F High 34F (As of 2Pm) Snow Depth: 8" Today has clear conditions giving a good view of a >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 19th, 2015
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Tully LaBelle-Hamer Center Ridge 2-19-15 11:00-15:00 We toured up Center Ridge sticking to low angle terrain in the valley. We saw the avalanche results on Tin Can south face referenced in the advisory for 2-20-15. A warm, sunny day yesterday, we did see some wet roller balls on south aspects. More concerning though was the localized collapsing and larger whoomphing we witnessed. T >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Sykes/Fitz
Date:   Feb 19th, 2015
Location:   Tincan Common (with map)
Observation:   Route: Tincan Common Weather: Few clouds, temps in the high 20's to low 30's, light east winds, no precip. Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches: Remote triggers from 2/17 Collapsing: Yes at 2500' on SW aspect just above treeline Shooting Cracks: None from today Surface Obs: Parking lot to 1800': Firm icy conditions, softening later in the day. Carried skis up first two s >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner / Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 18th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Weather: Warm springlike day with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures in the mid 20's and calm winds. Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanche - YES (no activity seen today but several human triggered avalanches yesterday 2/17) Collapsing - YES, one large collapse ~2,400' on Sunburst's Westerly ridge - common up-route This collapse occurred in faceted snow below the storm slab from >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm/T.Glassett
Skier triggered avalanches on Tincan on Feb.17
Date:   Feb 17th, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.17, 2015 Route Tincan to 2300' Weather Temps: high 20's F to low 30's F Wind: Calm Sky: Partly cloudy w/ sun Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- Yes, three remote triggered avalanches near a person digging a pit on Tincan's South face. Skier triggered slide in the trees at about 2100'. (pictures below) Shooting Cracks- Yes - Local >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 16th, 2015
Location:   Seward Highway / Turnagain Pass Road Observations
Observation:   Below are road observations from Girdwood, Portage Valley and Turnagain Pass during a storm day rated at HIGH avalanche danger. Weather: WARM WINDY and STORMY Rain/snow line 1,500'-2,000' Moderate to heavy rainfall (1.2" of water at Turnagain Pass by Monday evening - storm total). Strong East winds along Arm (Sunburst anemometer destroyed by wind at a 129mph gust!) Obscured skies Tempe >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 15th, 2015
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   Time: 11 AM to 3:45 PM Route: Manitoba standard up-track to the top; two runs down the main West face Weather: Light snow starting midday. 30-38f with overcast skies and light generally N winds, gusting to moderate above treeline. Snowpack: Below 2500', very thin snow cover. A non-supportable melt freeze crust sits on 2- 6" of moist or wet snow. Above 2500', recent wind affec >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 15th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route Sunburst Weather Temps: warm, 36 deg F @ 1,000’ @ 1pm, high 20s F above 2,000’ Precip: rain/snow line around 1,700’ with showery precip and only a trace of accumulation above R/S line. Showers intensifying upon exit at 4pm Sky: overcast with ridgetops obscured Winds: moderate out of the E Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-Yes, 2 debris piles below N facing te >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 14th, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Time: 11:15 AM - 2:45 PM Route: Tincan - standard uptrack to 2800', down via trees to the north of the uptrack. Weather: Overcast skies, with clouds hovering around 2500' for most of the day. Light rain or snow, with the snow line around 1800'. Temperature between 38-32f, with light NE winds gusting moderate above treeline. Occasional light snow transport with the moderate gusts. >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 14th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst / Magnum (with map)
Observation:   Weather: Overcast skies Warm temps - mid to low 30's Gusty Easterly winds with snow devils seen at higher elevations Light rain to 1,500' with light snow above Obvious Signs of Instability: Recent Avalanches - Yes Collapsing - No Cracking - No Avalanche activity: Two shallow, but wide propagating, slabs released naturally on the Magnum's Northern face (~3,000'). These appeared to h >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: A.McLain, T.Glassett
Skier triggered avalanche on Tenderfoot
Date:   Feb 13th, 2015
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Starting zone: 2960' Aspect: South Crown ht: 6"-18" Crown width: 150-200' wide Debris ran about 500' and entrained older weaker snow with it HS-Su-R1-D1-O We found it to be a ridge line specific Hard Slab that was triggered by a single skier of a party of three. It failed on advanced facets above the region wide Jan melt freeze crust. The slab was 1finger to pencil and ranged from >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald/Johnston Bloom
Date:   Feb 13th, 2015
Location:   Magnum/PMS (with map)
Observation:   Route Magnum/PMS Weather Winds: calm Sky: overcast with occasional clearing and scattered valley fog Precip: none Temps: mild, in the mid to high 20s F Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Older wet loose avalanches and rollerballs on the North side of Cornbiscuit and S facing in Superbowl that likely occurred during the warm up on F >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 12th, 2015
Location:   Seattle Ridge to Wx Station (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.12, 2015 Route Seattle to Seattle Wx Station 2400' Weather Temps: 32F at 1000' to high 20'sF at wx station Wind: East 5-15mph Sky: Obscured in the AM w/ clear patches of sky in the afternoon Precip: Raining/Snowing until 11am Rain/Snow line: 1500' Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- Yes, a remote trigger from 300' away (D-1.5) Possible natural av >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 12th, 2015
Location:   Tenderfoot (with map)
Observation:   We are two French skiers. The weather was not good in the morning, so we skied later in the afternoon. Observations during the climb : light snow without cohesion on the ridge. The under layer was very hard (required knives). We have stayed on the crest of the ridge. On the descent, bordering the steep slopes of the south - south west face, pressing to make the turn, the avalanche triggered >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Feb 12th, 2015
Location:   Summit Lake-Tenderfoot Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche Activity:YES 1 Skier Triggered Avalanche (Tenderfoot Ridge) (3 Natural loose snow avalanches off of steep rock bands on Butch Pk Cracking:None Observed Whumphing: None observed. None reported by party that triggered avalanche. Fresno Weather Station: Temperature 26-29 (29 prior to avalanche being triggered) Winds:N generally light today 5-15 mph peak gust 21 Mph S >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 11th, 2015
Location:   Spiritwalker near Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   skinned to about 2400 feet on Spiritwalker. about an inch of fresh snow at mile 48 trailhead, 2 inches at Juneau creek and 6 inches at 2400 feet. New snow not adhesive to older solid layer underneath. Great skiing up top but as I dropped down about 1700 feet or so I was skiing snow on grass. At one point my ski torpedoed a grass clump and I came to sudden stop. On the road down and up from >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 11th, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route Tincan Weather Temps: mild, mid to high 20s F warming to low 30s Winds: calm Precip: none Sky: gradual clearing with valley fog Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Cracking-yes, max distance 10’ on recently wind loaded pockets along ridge crests Collapsing-NO Surface Snow 1,000-2,000’: 2-3” of settled new snow 2,000-2,500’: 3-4” of settled new snow >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 10th, 2015
Location:   Eddies (with map)
Observation:   Route Eddies to 2200' Weather Temps: Mid 20'sF Wind: Moderate from Northeast, 5-10, g-20mph Sky: Obscured Precip: Snowing Rain/Snow line: Just above sea level along Turnagain Arm Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- Yes, many Small (D-1) avalanches on steep wind loaded features Shooting Cracks- Yes - Under skis in areas where the snow was more wind loaded Collapsing - Y >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 9th, 2015
Location:   alaska
Observation:   Here is a short time-lapse video showing the GOES Alaska Infrared satellite images from Jan 30th to February 9th. The recent outflow event appears to start at ~10secs.
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 8th, 2015
Location:   Magpie Peak, Southeast Bowl (with map)
Observation:   On a tour up the southeast bowl of Magpie Peak, the main skin track had been covered by debris from a natural avalanche near 3300' elevation. The crown, estimated to be about 5' at its tallest point, appeared in a gully around the corner to looker's right, near 4000' elevation. Wind transport from a few days ago, perhaps in concert with solar heating of rocks, are likely suspects for t >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 8th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route Sunburst Weather Wind: Calm, occasional light gusts out of the North along the ridge Sky: intermittent mid level clouds, overcast, and clear skies Precip: Light flurries prior to 11am, trace of new snow Temps: 10 F @ 1,000’ at 10am, 14 F @ 3,500’ @ 2pm Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Cracking-NO Collapsing-NO Snowpack Observations Above 2,500’: 2-5 >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 7th, 2015
Location:   Center Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Time: 11:00 AM - 4:20 PM Route: Seattle Ridge, up the standard SE aspect and then south on the ridge to Warm-Up bowl. Quick lap down a NW aspect in that bowl, then up and out the up-track. Weather: Overcast skies changing to broken by afternoon; temperature 5-10f with light North or NE winds just along the ridge line. Snowpack: Below treeline, 1-2cm surface hoar sits on 5-10cm >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 7th, 2015
Location:   South Summit Lake
Observation:   Route: Weather station mission 5 miles South of Summit Lake (ADOT&PF's Mile 37 station). Weather: COLD, overcast and breezy. Temps single digits at all elevations (3700' high point). Winds Northeast at 5mph with stronger gusts. A few very small snow crystals fell from the low clouds - breaking news! It seems the North and Easterly winds did not do too much damage in the Summit Lake region >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald/Wagner
Date:   Feb 6th, 2015
Location:   Tincan (with map)
Observation:   Route Tincan-Todd’s Run Weather Wind: CALM on Turnagain Pass! We observed plumes off of higher peaks around Girdwood and Twentymile/Portage Valleys in the morning-winds there were out of the North. Sky: Clear Temps: single digits in valleys, teens F at ridgetops Precip: none Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Cracking-NO Collapsing-NO Snowpack Observations 2-3 >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 5th, 2015
Location:   Magnum - PMS Bowl (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.5, 2015 Route Magnum to 3550' Weather Temps: 8F at valley floor and 20'sF near 3500' Wind: Light (5-10mph) Sky: Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- NO Shooting Cracks- NO Collapsing - NO Glide Avalanches/Cracks- No new activity observed, but the photo below tracks the movement of a glide on Tincan over a 20 day period. >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Feb 5th, 2015
Location:   Summit Lake (with map)
Observation:   Avalanche Activity: None Recent Wind Loading: None Observed Current Weather Conditions: Fresno Weather Station:(3440) Variable winds W-N 2-9mph with a peak gust W 23mph Temperature Range: 17-24F Summit Lake: Temperature Range:-2 to 13F Snow Depth: 6" (from field observation) No new snow. Overall Summit Lake has had Clear and colder temperatures. Temperatures will remain cold >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Predeger/ Fitz
Date:   Feb 4th, 2015
Location:   Bertha Creek (with map)
Observation:   Route Turnagain pass to low pass @ the head of Bertha Creek (east of Granddaddy) Weather Temps: 3 F @ 1,000' @ 11am and 13 F by 4pm. Low 20'sF @ ridgetops Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- NO Shooting Cracks- NO Collapsing - NO Surface Obs – 1,500-2,000’- Impressively HUGE Surface hoar averaging 1”+. Generally 2-4” of >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: H.Thamm
Date:   Feb 3rd, 2015
Location:   Crow Creek Road (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Feb.3, 2015 Route Crow Creek Road to 4700' Weather Temps: Low 20'sF Wind: Calm Sky: Sunny Precip: None Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches- No Slabs, loose snow 'sluffs' were triggered from our ski tracks. (See picture) Shooting Cracks- NO Collapsing - NO Glide Avalanches/Cracks- No new activity observed Surface Obs - 1000': 2-3"of low densi >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Wagner
Date:   Feb 3rd, 2015
Location:   Turnagain Pass - Office Chutes (with map)
Observation:   Turnagain Pass SNOTEL data. Below are a few graphs showing how the snowpack on Turnagain Pass is faring. There are three parameters measured: 1) accumulated precipitation, 2) snow water equivalent and 3) snow depth. These graphs show this season to date compared to the long-term averages as well as last season. Accumulated Precipitation: This is simply the amount of rain or snow (water >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Feb 1st, 2015
Location:   Big Chief (with map)
Observation:   Route Up Seattle Ridge via trail, south on ridge, down to Seattle Creek and then up the SE side of Big Chief Weather Temp: Warm-mid 20s to low 30s F at ridge tops; little wind Wind: Calm Sky: Clear Precip: none Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-YES Cracking-NO Collapsing-NO Toured back to Big Chief from the weather station parking lot. Dropped down to Seattle Cree >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald
Date:   Feb 1st, 2015
Location:   Cornbiscuit (with map)
Observation:   Route Cornbiscuit N side Weather Temp: 6F @ 1,000’ @ 930am 19F @ 1,000’ @ 3pm Warm-mid 20s to low 30s F at ridgetops Wind: Calm Sky: Clear Precip: none Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Cracking-NO Collapsing-NO Surface Obs 1,500-2,000’- Surface hoar averaging 1cm, larger around creek bottoms 2,000-3,000’-Near Surface Facets, 5-10cm thick la >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: L. Falley
Date:   Jan 31st, 2015
Location:   seattle ridge (with map)
Observation:   Route: Seattle ridge with level one avalanche class Weather: Amazing. 30F air temp, clear skies, light winds. Red flags to instability: Recent avalanches: no Cracking: no Collapsing: no Weather effects: neutral, though plumes of snow were observed off ridegtops in the Kickstep to Lipps area of Turnagain Pass. Snowpack observations: A really fun 15 cm of light density snow made of >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Girdwood

Observer: Wagner/Thamm/Glassett
Date:   Jan 31st, 2015
Location:   Girdwood Area
Observation:   CNFAIC and ADOT&PF had a joint mission today to inspect the South facing start zones above the Seward Highway just South of Girdwood. Weather: Valley fog that gave way to brilliant sunny skies. Winds were calm and temperatures in the upper 20's F. Obvious Signs of Instability: None Snow Surface Conditions: 3-6mm surface hoar was seen forming on 2-6" of varying degrees of loose weak fac >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Fitzgerald/Wagner
Date:   Jan 30th, 2015
Location:   Sunburst (with map)
Observation:   Route Sunburst up to 3,700’ Weather Temp: mid 20s F Wind: calm Precip: none Sky: clear, valley fog Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks-NO Collapsing-NO Glide Activity-none Snowpack Obs -  Surface hoar up to 5mm from ~3,000' and above. Upper elevations, above 3,000', have roughly 4-6" of loose weak snow on the surface. South facing 'steep >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: H.Thamm/Fitzgerald
Date:   Jan 29th, 2015
Location:   Seattle Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Field Observations Jan.29, 2015 Route Seattle Ridge to 3200' Weather Temps: 20-25F Wind: Light (5-10mph) Sky: Overcast to Obscured Precip: Lightly snowing (only a trace) Obvious Signs Of Instability Recent Avalanches-NO Shooting Cracks- A few, very localized cracking underfoot. Only found on flat, wind exposed areas along Seattle Ridge, shallow pencil hard pockets. Collapsing >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Alex McLain
Date:   Jan 29th, 2015
Location:   Tenderfoot Ridge (with map)
Observation:   Recent Avalanche Activity: NONE Whumphing: NO Shooting cracks: NO Fresno Ridge:(3440 Elev.) Temperatures 22-25 Wind N-NNE 10-15mph peak gust 25mph Summit Lake: Temperature: 23F Snow Depth(HS) 7" (Valley Bottom), 20 " snow depth @ 2500 Light snow up to 1" during observation (currently snowing) Today there was light snow falling with light to moderate winds from the North at mid >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Summit

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Jan 28th, 2015
Location:   Manitoba (with map)
Observation:   AAS/AAI Level 3 Travel Day Summary Time: 8:45 AM to 2:45 PM Route: Manitoba, up the SW face and then one lap down a northern bowl. Weather: Few clouds in the morning, transitioning to partly cloudy, with thin high clouds arriving mid-afternoon. Temperatures between 10-20f, with light winds from the North at ridge line. Snowpack: Thin coverage, with 1-3mm surface hoar abo >>>> see observation for complete description
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REGION: Turnagain

Observer: Public Observer
Date:   Jan 28th, 2015
Location:   Seattle Ramp in Seattle Creek (with map)
Observation:   No collapsing, cracking, or recent avalanches observed. See attachment for snow pit stability test results
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