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Avalanche: Electric Lake

Observer Name
Steve Cote
Observation Date
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Avalanche Date
Monday, January 7, 2019
Region
Electric Lake
Location Name or Route
Along road to the North end of Electric Lake
Elevation
8,300'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
New Snow
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2'
Width
40'
Vertical
40'
Comments
Location is along the creek bank, adjacent to the road.  Caused by wind loading at the end of the storm.
Comments
The new snow is a denser snow over fine grain facets.  these facets can be found in most locations, But there was no collapsing or cracks in the snow pack.
Coordinates

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