NW Green Butte Ridge

Location Name: 
Avalanche Gulch
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:06pm
Location Map: 
United States
41° 22' 12" N, 122° 13' 10.794" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Slope: 
30degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
Northwest
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
1 000ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
9 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Naturally triggered avalanche on northwest aspect green butte. Very wide propagation. Sustained wind loading and south winds day prior likely led to slope failure

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