Avalanche: South Monitor Bowl

Observer Name
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Observation Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Avalanche Date
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Region
South Monitor Bowl
Location Name or Route
South Monitor Bowl
Elevation
9,900'
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
34°
Trigger
Natural
Trigger: additional info
Cornice Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
8'
Width
1/4 Mile
Vertical
800'
Comments
This avalanche in S Monitor also seemed to be triggered this morning by a natural cornice drop, the slide according to google maps was about 2/3 of a mile wide with the deepest part of the crown being around 9 feet high. The slide was a hard slab that pulled out to the ground on facets or depth hoar, removing the whole seasons snow pack and leaving only rocks and brush in the bed surface, with hard debris chunks as big as a small car. 
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