Professional Observation - Mid-Canyon Creek Loose Snow Slides, southern Whitefish Range

Location Name: 
Professional Observation - Mid-Canyon Creek Loose Snow Slides, southern Whitefish Range
Region: 
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:00
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Rapid warming

Observation made by: Professional Observer
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Loose/Point-Release
Slope: 
42degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Aspect: 
South
Elevation: 
6 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Length: 
1 200ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
5
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Multiple loose snow avalanches likely triggered by solar warming.  D1 to D1.5.  Largest ran approximately 1200 feet verticaly.  Most paths in vicinity had activity.  All loose snow and small.  Hard to say timing, but suspect at least a few were from today and others from the last couple of days.  Temperatures near freezing.  Slope angle estimated.

Avalanche Photos: 
Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
25% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Activity: 
Snowmobiling