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Happy New Year! Monday January 8, 2018 when you open the Turnagain Area Avalanche Advisory it will look different. We are making a few changes. Please see this link for a document explaining the changes ( and a quick video tutorial: These changes are part of a national push to have consistency between public avalanche advisories across the country and to help better define the avalanche hazard each day. Go to to look at other avalanche centers. If you are not seeing new icons and the page doesnít look right (icons are large, bar graphs are below them) please refresh this page and/or clean out your cache to see the changes. Clean out your cache. A quick web search helps to do this easily.
Turnagain Advisory
Monday, January 22nd 2018
There remains a MODERATE avalanche danger on all aspects above 2,500' for triggering a very large slab avalanche between 3 and 8+' thick. These deep slab avalanches are more likely to be found at the higher elevations, above 3,000'. They are difficult to trigger, but if so could have high consequences. Additionally, loose snow sluffs should be expected on steep slopes and be aware of cornice falls along ridgelines. There is a LOW danger below 2,500' where triggering a slab avalanche is unlikely but sluffs are possible. …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, January 20th 2018
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
This past week brought warm, wet, and windy weather to the Summit area, initiating widespread avalanches, especially on the Northern end of the zone.  Rain fell as high as 3000' with 1.5" of total water recorded. Above 3000' this fell as 1'-2 ' of snow. All of this precipitation fell on a thin, snowpack with numerous persistent weak layers. As the storm cleared Thursday the 18th and temperatures dropped below freezing a melt freeze crust formed where the snow was saturated with rain. Determ …
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