Big Easy Bowl Wind Slab

Location Name: 
Big Easy Bowl
Region: 
BWRA
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:00
Location Map: 


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Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
2 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 300ft.
Avalanche Length: 
500ft.
Number of people caught: 
0
Did the avalanche hit a building, vehicle, or structure?: 
No
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed a fresh wind slab in Big Easy Bowl Monday from Leavitt Junction, in route to Sonora Pass.  Approx. R1 D2.

We observed snow transport throughout the day in exposed alpine terrain with ideal wind speeds for wind slab formation on lee slopes.  

Was not able to take a discernible photo with my phone.  

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
None
Air temperature trend: 
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
None
More detailed information about the weather: 

Moderate to strong W/SW winds throughout the day in exposed alpine terrain.  

Light winds below treeline.