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Observer Name: 
Greg Gagne with Dave Pease
Observation Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
Cardiac Bowl
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiac Bowl
Aspect: 
North
Slope Angle: 
Unknown
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem: 
Loose Dry Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
8"
Width: 
60
Vertical: 
800
Comments: 

Entering Cardiac Bowl about mid day and we counted at least 7 natural avalanches that had occurred sometime overnight or during the early morning hours. These originated from steep rocky terrain above the slope, and took out most of the Thursday storm snow. These were ~20 cms (8") and ran at the interface with the dense graupel layer that fell on Wednesday. These were class 1.5, although at least one was a class 2 (it could have buried a person.)

Video describing what we observed in Cardiac.

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