Observation: Turnagain

Location: Turnagain - Road Observations

Route & General Observations

Drive through Turnagain Pass at 5pm to see if today’s sun and warm temperatures affected the snowpack.

It turns out that despite the warm temperatures, light winds and mostly sunny skies, there was little wet loose avalanche activity seen from the road. There was one possible new wet loose on Seattle Ridge (photo below). Otherwise, the pack seems like it needs more warmth to penetrate the current sun crusts and dense wind slabs that exist to start producing wet snow avalanches.

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Observer Comments

Warm temps were a sign of instability. Although, little natural wet avalanche activity was seen.

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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High clouds obscured some of the sunlight today and made for some flat light conditions.
Temperatures were in the low 40'sF at 1,000' at the Pass.

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