Detailed Observation

Date2019-10-29
LocationValdez
ObserverSarah Carter
AvalancheY

Avalanche Details

Trigger 45° Avalanche Type Wet Loose Snow Aspect South
Elevation unknown Slope Angle Crown Depth unknown
Width unknown Length unknown   
Trigger 45°
Avalanche Type Wet Loose Snow
Aspect South
Elevation unknown
Slope Angle
Crown Depth unknown
Width unknown
Length unknown

Observer Comments

Red Flags

Recent Avalanches?   yesCollapsing (Whumphing)?   noCracking (Shooting cracks)?   no
Recent Avalanches?   yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?   no
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?   no

Weather

Above freezing temps above ridgetops.

Obvious signs of instability

Snow Surface

Rain saturated surface.

Snowpack

General Observations

Rain to ridgetops. Some wet loose avalanches to size above 3000′ in steep terrain. 

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