Avalanche activity off of the Matterhorn, north of Schweitzer

Location Name: 
Matterhorn north of Big Blue
Region: 
Selkirk Mountains
Date and time of avalanche (best estimate if unknown): 
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 09:32
Location Map: 
United States
48° 24' 39.7836" N, 116° 39' 1.8" W
US


Red Flags: 
Recent avalanche activity
Recent loading by new snow, wind, or rain
Obvious avalanche path
Terrain Trap

Observation made by: Public
Avalanche Observations
Avalanche Type: 
Slab
Slope: 
36degrees
Trigger type: 
Natural
Crown Height: 
1 ft
Aspect: 
East
Weak Layer: 
Storm Snow
Avalanche Width: 
500ft.
Terrain: 
Near Treeline
Elevation: 
6 000ft.
Bed Surface: 
Other - explain below
Avalanche Length: 
300ft.
Number of similar avalanches: 
2
Number of people caught: 
0
Number of partial burials: 
0
Number of full burials: 
0
More detailed information about the avalanche: 

Storm snow reacting on rain event from Toyota ski free friday (last friday). Minimal visibilty while we were out there but I would guess about a 1 foot crown on average with several other pockets reacting in areas where we normally don't see much activity. 

Weather Observations
Blowing Snow: 
Yes
Cloud Cover: 
100% of the sky covered by clouds
Air temperature: 
Below Freezing
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Precipitation: 
Mixed rain and snow
Air temperature trend: 
Warming
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Accumulation rate: 
Less than 1 in. per hour
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