Natural Avalanche on Council Mt.

Location Name: 
Council Mountain
Region: 
Council Mountain Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 11:00
Location Map: 
United States
44° 43' 13.1952" N, 116° 16' 49.4076" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Rapid warming
Obvious avalanche path

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
7 900ft.
Bed Surface: 
Unknown
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Rapid warming after precipitation event.  Probable cause: large cornice failure as evidenced by blocks and remaining cornice on ridgetop.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: