Observation: Hatcher Pass

Location: Marmot Mountain, SW Face

Route & General Observations

SW Face of Marmot Mtn. evidences significant wind effects after new snow of approximately six inches on Monday, 2/22, and wind events on Wednesday, 2/24, with gusts to 50 mph, and early this morning, Thursday, 2/25, with gusts to 60 mph.

Red Flags
Red flags are simple visual clues that are a sign of potential avalanche danger. Please record any sign of red flags below.
Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Storm point releases from rock surfaces.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Wind, 11G17, ESE from Wx Station. Broken skies. Temperatures, 32-34 F at 3000' eleva.

Snow surface

Wind crust and satstrugi.

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