Public Avalanche Observation - Small avalanche, North aspect Ghoulie Point, southern Whitefish Range

Location Name: 
Public Avalanche Observation - Small avalanche, North aspect Ghoulie Point, southern Whitefish Range
Region: 
Whitefish Range - Southern (south of Coal Creek)
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:15
Location Map: 


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Whumphing noises, shooting cracks, or collapsing
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Trigger type: 
Skier
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
Northeast
Weak Layer: 
Within storm snow
Avalanche Width: 
40ft.
Elevation: 
6 400ft.
Bed Surface: 
Old Snow
Avalanche Length: 
200ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
2
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Toured out to Ghoulie this morning to check the reactive new storm snow.  Snow was very touchy, and highly expected snow to slide.  Did one ski cut on small open slope and released small size 1 slide that ran through trees.  It propagated to an adjacent open slope.  Largest part of crown was approx - 45cms- in a windloaded pocket- most ranged in that 10-20cm depth.  Sorry no pics.

Weather Observations
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Light (Twigs in motion)
Precipitation: 
Snow
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
Activity: 
Skiing