Sawtooth Peak

Location Name: 
Sawtooth Slidepaths 2&3
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 06:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 0' 46.6704" N, 115° 56' 11.238" W
US


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

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
37degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
8 100ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour