Avalanche: Weber Canyon

Observer Name
Sean Zimmerman Wall
Observation Date
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Occurrence Date
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon
Elevation
9900
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
35
Trigger
Natural
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Depth
12"
Width
30
Vertical
80
Comments
Beautifully cold and windy today in the western Uinta. Skies varied from Scattered to Few and wind transport was prevalent throughout the day. Many slopes were being cross loaded by the moderate to strong SW winds. Natural wind slabs and human triggered cornices were noted during the day. 12" to 14" of new medium density snow was otherwise well bonded to the old snow surfaces, which were mostly sun crusts and wind scoured from the brief period of high pressure early last week. Photos: 1. Cross loaded east face above treeline naturaled mid day after continuous wind loading all morning. 2. New snow bonded well to old snow surface (atop sun crust)
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