Small skier trigger wind slab Fall Creek

Location Name: 
Fall Creek Saddle area
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:30


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 500ft.
Avalanche Length: 
10ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Triggered this slab yesterday. It was approximately 15cm deep on average, but varied with terrain. Triggered from the bottom. No one caught. It propagated around both corners. I believe it to be wind transported snow on top of preserved new storm snow/stellars. Very touchy yesterday. Lots of shooting cracks throughout the day as well.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Snow
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour