8302 Natural Avalanche

Location Name: 
8302
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 08:25
Location Map: 
United States
45° 0' 29.7468" N, 115° 58' 9.7032" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
38degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
300ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
8 275ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
900ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5-10
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Started in the storm snow/wind slab, and steppedd down to buried surface hoar layer.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
50% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: