Detailed Observation

Date2018-12-01
LocationValdez
ObserverSarah Carter
AvalancheN

General Observations

We toured up the lower catchers mit area. We saw some fresh storm slabs approximately 15 cm deep sitting on the old rain crust. Mixed results in compression and ect test. They ranged from easy failures with Q1 planar shear quality to some progressive compressions. New snow ( approximately 2-4 inches), Moderate wind speeds increasing throughout the afternoon and active wind loading. Temperatures in the mid twenties. Poor visibility unable to observe higher elevations.

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