Avalanches from 2/15 cycle

CB Avalanche Center 2018-19 Observations

Location: Kebler Pass Area
Date of Observation: 02/15/2019
Name: Eric Murrow

Subject: Mostly Avalanches and few thoughts from 2/15 cycle
Aspect: North, North East, East, South East, South, South West, West, North West
Elevation: BTL, NTL, ATL

Avalanches:

Axtel – 3rd bowl NE, Antracites – NW bowl N-NE, ridge south of Ruby – E, Schuylkill – SE, Red Lady Bowl – SE, Climax – NE, Red Ridge – S, Whetstone N & E, above Copper Creek – SE, Avery – SE, Snodgrass – SW, Gothic – NE-E-S-SW, Long Lake – NE, Teocalli – SE, to name a few. Lots of aspects and elevations involved. The obvious key factor was wind-loading. Some step-downs in old layers on northerly, some step-downs on sunny slopes. There were few below treeline slides involving just the storm snow.

Weather: Good visibility around the range by 3pm. Periodic loading on to easterly aspects throughout the day.

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