Cornice Stomp

Location Name: 
Sergeants/Brundage Mountain-East Side
Region: 
Brundage Out of Bounds
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 12:00
Location Map: 
United States
45° 1' 14.6352" N, 116° 7' 42.2652" W
US


Red Flags: 

Observation made by: Forecaster
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
30degrees
Trigger type: 
Other - explain below
Crown Height: 
Less than 1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Avalanche Width: 
15ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
7 800ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Length: 
10ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
1
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Stomped conices on east aspect of Sergeants/Brundage Peak. Took a lot of force but got a few small chunks to break off. Chunks falling on slope below were enough to get a small wind slab to pop. However, slope was not steep enough to run. Bed surface was old snow layer from last week.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
No
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
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