Avalanche: Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Observation Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Occurrence Date
Monday, February 20, 2017
Occurence Time
Morning

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Elevation
9800
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
40
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
12"
Width
250
Vertical
200
Comments

A lot of terrain took on heat and got shrink-wrapped yesterday. However, winds were strong enough to produce this natural avalanche. Breaking 1' deep x 250' wide and running 300' vertically, this slide occurred on a steep, upper elevation, northeast aspect in Upper Weber Canyon.

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