Naturals on NN Sgts

Location Name: 
North of SGTs/Brundage Mtn
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 16:24
Location Map: 
United States
45° 2' 9.3408" N, 116° 7' 23.88" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
38degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
Northwest
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
150ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 000ft.
Avalanche Length: 
150ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
2
Number of people caught: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed Natural avalanches on Double North of SGT's from the road near Brundage Resevoir near the spillway. We were able to get steep rollovers to release with ski cuts within the new snow- 10" to 12" on West aspects of Slab Butte.

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