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Avalanche: North Ogden Divide

Observer Name
Doug Wewer
Observation Date
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Region
North Ogden Divide
Location Name or Route
North Ogden Divide Road
Elevation
6,200'
Aspect
Northeast
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
250'
Vertical
600'
Comments
Here's some photos I got of the slide on the North Ogden Divide today.  I could barely make out the fracture line from across the valley.  The photos are poor - I did my best to bring out the details of the avalanche.  I don't have any additional info other than what Kory already posted and what the media has reported.  My best guess is that is slid on NSF and SH that formed during the cold period that started New Year's Eve.  Intense precipitation this morning and through today with substantial water (est. 12-16" of snow with about 1.5" SWE at this elevation), plus a little wind was all it needed.
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