Avalanches in Mt Dade area

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Mt Dade

Drainage:

Submission Info
Tohru Ohnuki
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 1:00pm
Red Flags: 
Rapid warming
Avalanche Type: 
Wet
Slab
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
East
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
12 000ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
3
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Observed 3-4 wet loose avalanches in the vicinity after a summit of Mt Dade via the Hourglass couloir. The previous weather had been overcast with occasional snow showers with little accumulation. Sunday, the day of the observations, was mostly sunny in the morning and the first avalanche noticed was after noon. Photo is of a wet loose avalanche starting above the rock band and triggering a slab avalanche a few hundred feet below. Crown is visible in the center of the photograph.

Avalanche Photos: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
More detailed information about the weather: 

After several days of clouds and light snow showers, a sunny morning with storms developing after 1pm.

Mt Dade, east face near Hourglass couloir 37° 23' 5.9532" N, 118° 46' 25.1724" W

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