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Small slab avalanche

Location Name: 
Climbers right, Avalanche Gulch
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 12/25/2018 - 11:43am
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activityRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Location Map

96067 Mount Shasta , CA
United States
41° 22' 20.8128" N, 122° 12' 57.2148" W
California US

Avalanche Observations

Details

Small, natural wind slab (D1) avalanche observed in Avalanche Gulch, about 9,000 feet, due to recent wind loading. 

Characteristics

Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Slope: 
38degrees
Aspect: 
Southwest
Elevation: 
9 000ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Avalanche Width: 
60ft.
Avalanche Length: 
70ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0

Weather Observations

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: 
Strong
Wind Direction: 
North