Avalanche: Ogden

Observer Name
co
Observation Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
ogden area
Elevation
8800
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
3'
Width
250
Vertical
100
Comments

Once the low clouds lifted I could see this across from my position. I did not go over to the slide so all of the above is my estimation with what I was seeing in the area I was skiing.  Although the area that slid does get alot of wind loading. Also saw a small slide above a road cut that was a natural. Crown was about 35-40cm  Today winds were nuking out of the NE. See video. My ECT at 8600' ECT12 SC failing 35cm from the top on loose grains. (Fist). No whoompfing in my travels but the snow surface would be solid one minute then hollow the next with poles on the up track. Snow surface varied from ice to a few inches of wind blown. At around 1530 hours graupel started to fall.

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