Avalanche: Summit

Location: Butcher Incredibowls...North side of Tenderfoot Ridge

Route & General Observations

Wind loading from SSW transported snow this morning to North and West facing slopes. Upper elevations have seen a lot of wind transport from both NNE and SSW direction over the past 24hrs. Two new natural avalanches were observed today due to wind loading.

Avalanche Details
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Trigger NaturalRemote Trigger0
Avalanche Type0Aspect West Southwest
Elevation 2800ftSlope Angleunknown
Crown DepthunknownWidthunknown
Vertical Rununknown  
Avalanche Details

Triggered by additional wind loading today. Observed (first picture) today at 1230 pm. Was not present during initial observations at 1030 am. Active wind loading at time of initial observation.

Red Flags
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Obvious signs of instability
Recent Avalanches?Yes
Collapsing (Whumphing)?No
Cracking (Shooting cracks)?No
Weather & Snow Characteristics
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Summit: Temp 32F (Past 24hrs 32-35F)
New Snow Past 24 1" new snow (Past 36 hrs o.6" of precipitation)
Snow Depth:18"

Fresno Ridge: Current Temperature 23F (Past 24 hrs 23-26F)
Winds Currently SSW 26-30 mph Peak gust 42mph.
Previous winds were NNE20-30 mph gust to 44 mph.

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