Natural Avalanches McGee Mountain

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
McGee Mountain

Drainage:

Submission Info
Chris Engelhardt
Forecaster
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:30am
Red Flags: 
Obvious avalanche path
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Loose/Point-Release
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
Northeast
Avalanche Width: 
200ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
10 000ft.
Avalanche Length: 
2 400ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
3
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Large (R3-D2.5-N-2400vert) natural mid storm avalanches had run on the northeast side of McGee Mountain. Crown heights were hard to discern as they had been filled back in with storm snow. The vertical drop was the most impressive with the longest slide close to 2400ft and other slides around 1000-1800ft.  One of the avalanches looked like a big oozing river of sludge composed of super saturated wet snow. Nearly all the starting zones of the major gullies on the NE side of McGee had released as slab avalanches, most likely super saturated wet storm snow and wind slab that slid on a variey of old snow surfaces.

Avalanche Photos: 
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
37° 34' 52.14" N, 118° 48' 24.7032" W
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