Natural Wind Occurring Avalanche Near Castle Peak Reported by Sierra Avalanche Center
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 29, 2022 10:43 am
RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – On Wednesday morning, according to the Sierra Avalanche Center, an avalanche caused by the wind naturally occurred close to Castle Peak.
“We saw a natural wind slab avalanche on the North side of Castle Peak today at 8900′ right below the summit rocks,” the center stated in a report.
The snow avalanche looks to be two feet deep, however observers were unable to determine its exact magnitude from their vantage position.
“The wide propagation made us think about the buried surface hoar before this storm cycle, but could not confirm that was the cause. The avalanche could have been triggered by a cornice collapse off of the ridge. Another small wind slab avalanche was also observed around 8000′ on the south ridge of Castle that was triggered by a cornice collapse and had some partial snow coverage.”
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