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Out of area avalanche: Mount Bailey

Location Name: 
Mount Bailey
Region: 
Outside of the Forecast Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 4:00pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activityRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rainObvious avalanche path

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
43° 9' 43.398" N, 122° 12' 21.6324" W
California US

Avalanche Observations

Details

Not much is known about this fairly large natural storm slab avalanche that is estimated to have occurred early this morning. Nobody was caught. Crown estimated 1-2 feet deep.

Characteristics

Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Slope: 
38degrees
Elevation: 
8 000ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Bed Surface: 
Unknown
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0

Weather Observations

Details

Winter storm recently dumped 1-2 feet of fresh snow in a 24 hour period.

Statistics

Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Precipitation: 
None
Accumulation rate: 
None
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Static
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Wind Direction: 
Southwest