Avalanche: Turnagain

Location: Common Bowl / Tincan

Avalanche Details
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Trigger SkierRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type Soft SlabAspect West Southwest
Elevation 3200ftSlope Angle 40deg
Crown DepthunknownWidth 100ft
Vertical Run 450ft  
Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?No
Collapsing (Whumphing)?Yes
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?Yes
Observer Comments

Shooting cracks and "whoomfs" continued onward

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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In and out visibility. Light snow, moderate ridge top winds. Ambient 24 degrees. Windchill 10 degrees.

Snow surface

New snow, wind crust on several rollovers.


Informal hand pit showed no instability.

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