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NW Green Butte Ridge

Location Name: 
Avalanche Gulch
Region: 
Mt. Shasta
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 11:06pm
Observation made by: 
Public
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activityRecent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

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United States
41° 22' 12" N, 122° 13' 10.794" W
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Details

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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Characteristics

Trigger type: 
Natural
Slope: 
30degrees
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
9 000ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Avalanche Width: 
1 000ft.
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.

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