Shallow wind slab/Foolhen Meadows

Location Name: 
Above Fool Hen Meadows
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 15:30
Location Map: 
United States
45° 2' 12.768" N, 115° 55' 24.9348" W
US



Observation made by: Professional Observer
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
32degrees
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 300ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Shallow, skier triggered wind slab below ridgeline, R1 D1, very small.  Had much deeper wind slabs on East below Skier saddle.  Windloading ridge top and mid slope on North and East from strong West, Southwest winds.

 

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Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
West