Public Observation #2022-680

Submitted:
March 11, 2022 7:16 PM
Observation Date:
March 11, 2022
Zone or Region:
Central Cascades
Activity:
Skiing/Snowboarding
Location:
Tam Rim (Little Three Creeks)
Did you trigger any avalanches? 
Yes
Was it intentional? 
No
Avalanche Type:
Soft Slab
Size:
D1: Relatively harmless to people
Elevation:
Aspect:
E
Comments:
A windslab suddenly collapsed near me on the ridge top above Little 3 Creeks. Then that turned into a loose wet slide that ran about 300'. Size R2 D1. In that spot neither the windslab or the loose wet slide were bonding to last week's rain crust. It was very warm today and anticipated some loose surface snow, but was a bit surprised by pocket of windslab that helped push more loose wet down the hill. Jonas
Did you see shooting cracks? 
No
Did you experience collapsing or whumpfing? 
Yes
A windslab suddenly collapsed near me on the ridge top above Little 3 Creeks. Then that turned into a loose wet slide that ran about 300'. Wasn't enough to bury, but knock you down. In that spot neither the windslab or the loose wet slide were bonding to last week's rain crust. It was very warm today and anticipated some loose surface snow, but was a bit surprised by pocket of windslab that helped push more loose wet down the hill. Jonas