Natural on wind loaded Squaw Point

Location Name: 
Squaw Point
Region: 
Secesh Summit Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 02:59
Location Map: 
United States
45° 12' 50.8032" N, 115° 58' 13.5156" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
37degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Width: 
120ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
7 900ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Hard to see and to photograph given the weather and lighting...Debris and crown lines were just about erased from the new snow.

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: 
West
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
More detailed information about the weather: 

Getting colder