Whoomphing/collapsing Slate River area

CB Avalanche Center 2019-20 Observations

Location: Paradise Divide Area
Date of Observation: 11/30/2019
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Subject: Whoomphing/collapsing Slate River area
Aspect: North, North East
Elevation: 10,000-11,000 ft

Avalanches: 

None observed, however we did observe several major collapses and some cracking in flat areas as well as some 30 degree test slopes

Weather: Cold, snowing S1/S2, blowing snow, sustained northwesterly winds with elevated gusts

Snowpack: Thin with nearly no structure below treeline, increasing structure and snow height up to 3 ft near and above treeline with some definite evidence of recent slab formation