Rain Peak Windslab

Location Name: 
Above Duck Lake
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 02:59


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

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: 
90ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
8 100ft.
Bed Surface: 
Unknown
Avalanche Length: 
90ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Strong winds and snow swirling in all directions for days created this Natural windslab avalanche. Soft.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Air temperature trend: 
Cooling
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Accumulation rate: 
More detailed information about the weather: 

Very cold and windy...plumes going off most peaks and ridges emptying trees too.