Avalanche: Tuscarora

Observer Name
B
Observation Date
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Occurrence Date
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tuscarora: Main Chute/Seagull/3 Chute
Elevation
Unknown
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Unknown
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Storm Slab
Weak Layer
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth
unknown
Width
100
Vertical
250
Comments

Avalanche appeared to have run during the early afternoon hours on Sunday when the winds and PI were active. The debris definitely had new snow and wind blown on it. Uncertain, but it may have been a natural, with a slab release in the upper part of the Chute and then widening and entraining more snow after it entered the bowl. The possible crowns appeared to be blown in and not visible. The avalanche appeared to not step down into deeper layers, but it did appear to dig down at least 3 to 5 inches into the prestorm NSFs. 

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