Baby Face Avalanche

Location Name: 
Granite Mountain's Baby Face
Region: 
Goose Lake Area
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:48
Location Map: 
United States
45° 5' 26.0916" N, 116° 10' 55.1748" 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: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
3 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
700ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 200ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Length: 
250ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Very wind loaded N-NE aspect. Intense winds created this fresh slide.

Avalanche Photos: 
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
More detailed information about the weather: