S Corner

Location Name: 
S Corner Cly WSW Aspect
Region: 
Lick Creek Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 13:04
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 39.7812" N, 115° 55' 35.2884" W
US


Red Flags: 
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Slope: 
35degrees
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
West
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
30ft.
Terrain: 
Below Treeline
Elevation: 
7 400ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Length: 
25ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

The new snow today came in warmer, and therefore denser giving the skiing an upside down feel, and the need for slope angle to drive through the denser cakey new snow which is not bonding well to the old snow. We were able to get some of the more wind exposed rollovers to pull loose and then break up. Definitely getting slabbier as the day progressed and more so in wind exposed areas...trail breaking was difficult. Trees were bombing. Time to give the mountains a rest as the hazard is rising! Very deep to say the least.

Avalanche Photos: 
Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
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: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
South
Accumulation rate: 
Greater than 1 in. per hour