Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Mark Staples
Observation Date
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Region
Moab
Location Name or Route
West side of Tuk
Elevation
11,800'
Aspect
West
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Width
700'
Vertical
2,000'
Comments
This path may have avalanched on January 19th. The crown is highlighted in yellow. Second photo shows the large debris pile.
A storm lasted for 37 hours from Tuesday morning to Wednesday evening. 3.6 inches of water was recorded at the La Sal SNOTEL at 9600 feet. 32 inches of snow were recorded at the Gold Basin Study Plot at 10,050 feet.
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