VA Lakes -Natural Avalanche on Black Mountain

AVALANCHE OBSERVATION
Black Mountain

Drainage:

Submission Info
Chris Engelhardt
Forecaster
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:00am
Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Avalanche Type: 
Dry
Slope: 
40degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Unknown
Avalanche Width: 
100ft.
Terrain: 
Above Treeline
Elevation: 
11 450ft.
Bed Surface: 
Unknown
Avalanche Length: 
400ft.
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Report from yesterday observed from Trailhead in VA lakes of the East side of Black Mountain. Slide took place around 1000am in the morning and more than likely occured with morning solar input warming up new fresh senstive cornice line along the ridgeline of the East side of Black Mountain. Reported as running 400ft down slope and being up to 100ft wide.

Snowpit or crown profile photo or graph: 
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
Clear
Air temperature: 
Above Freezing
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southeast
38° 2' 25.7928" N, 119° 16' 25.392" W
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