Avalanche: Juneau Mainland

Location: Snowslide Creek on Thane Road

Route & General Observations

Observation of avalanche in Snowslide creek above Thane Road.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalAvalanche Type Unknown
Aspect SouthwestElevationunknown
Slope AngleunknownCrown Depthunknown
WidthunknownVertical Rununknown
Avalanche Details

Large natural avalanche D3/R3.5 in Snowslide creek above Thane Road at 13:40 12/1/2020. The crown was obscured by clouds during daylight hours. Avalanche ran full path nearly reaching Thane Road. Photos were taken immediately after the avalanche. There as a smaller D2/R1 avalanche earlier in the day.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Observer Comments

Recent heavy snowfall
Warming temperatures
Extreme winds
Other natural avalanches in the area

Weather & Snow Characteristics
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24hour weather summary from 0600 11/30 to 0600 12/1
HN24- 50 cm (20")
HNW24 estimated at 3" (tipping bucket had malfunctioned overnight)
Peak wind gusts from 72 mph at the Mt Roberts Tram to 129mph recorded on Sheep Mountain
Tcurrent= -0.1 C
Tmin= -2.4C
Tma= 0 C

Another 48mm (2") of SWE was recorded at the Mt Roberts tram from 0600 to 1400 on 12/1

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