Avalanche: Moab

Observer Name
Trenbeath
Observation Date
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Occurrence Date
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Talking Mountain Cirque
Elevation
11900
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
2.5'
Width
150
Vertical
450
Comments

Recently formed wind slab from the wind/storm event of Saturday the 7th. Lots of loose snow on the ground from last storm was available for transport along with 6-8" of new, low density snow. Initiated beneath rock band near ridge crest. Slabs of this nature will remain sensitive for the next few days. Potential exists for them to step down into deeper, persistent slab though this hasn't occurred yet.

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