Natural Wind Slab Avalanche Council Mountain Ridgeline

Location Name: 
North East Aspect Council Mountain Ridgeline
Region: 
Council Mountain Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 00:30
Location Map: 
United States
44° 44' 4.1136" N, 116° 17' 28.0428" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
39degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
250ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
7 400ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
350ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
2
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

A few similar fresh natural avalnches and some cornice debris on North, North East, and East wind loaded.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
North