Avalanche: Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Region
Weber Canyon
Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
9,800'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
250'
Vertical
200'
Comments

A lot of terrain took on heat and got shrink-wrapped yesterday. However, winds were strong enough to produce this natural avalanche. Breaking 1' deep x 250' wide and running 300' vertically, this slide occurred on a steep, upper elevation, northeast aspect in Upper Weber Canyon.

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