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Observer Name: 
Steve Cote
Observation Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2016
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Region: 
GE Hill/Skyline Summit
Location Name or Route: 
GE Hill Skyline (top)
Elevation: 
9800
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Cornice
Weak Layer: 
New Snow
Depth: 
5"
Width: 
20
Vertical: 
20
Comments: 

Soft slab just under the cornice, a number of these were seen along the ridge tops, while we only had about 2 to 3 inches of snow, high winds built up the cornices. The winds were strong enough to take out tops of a number of trees just below the ridge.  Snow surface was soft powder with still some loose snow available for transport. As I was leaving the south winds were picking up and loading the cornices.  The cornices were welded in place and only the new snow would break loose.

Comments: 

Not very dangerous unless found on a repeater, this area was vary stable, could not get ski pole to go down through the layer below the new snow

Comments: 

Old avalanche slide from December, just west of first picture, snow slab in slide path was vary dense not a hazard.

Comments: 

This is a natural slide just East of Kowboy's ride in Huntington cny.  Looks like a natural from last week before the new snow.

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