Detailed Observation

Date2019-11-23
LocationValdez
ObserverPWSC Avy L1
AvalancheN

General Observations

Little Odyssey 12:30-4pm Obsured sky/flatlight, calm, snowing 2cm/hr, 28F

Toured up ridge to 1st gully ~3300′, avoiding avalanche terrain. Average height of snow ~150cm. Nov.19-23 storm snow depth = 90cm. Some cracking under windslab when we got near ridgeline. Pockets of windslab on NW aspects to 30cm deep failing with moderate tests, sudden planar shear. 

 

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