Issued: Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 12PM

Expires: Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Above 2,000ft Considerable

1,000 to 2,000ft Moderate

Below 1,000ft Low

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

1. Low
2. Moderate
3. Considerable
4. High
5. Extreme

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Weather

After a prolonged cold dry spell, we received a ½ inch of water Wednesday. Cold temperatures translated this into 8 inches of light snow down to sea level. Above tree line, moderate wind moved available snow to southeast aspects. Some small avalanche activity occurred, particularly on wind loaded and sun baked southeast slopes.

More snow is falling to sea level today. Models suggest ½ to 1 inch of water, with east wind. This could translate into a foot of new snow. Temperatures are warmer, so this snow will be more dense than Wednesday’s creating an unstable upside-down snow pack. Some snow fall may linger into Tuesday, though sunshine may cause avalanche activity in the afternoon.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe