Friday

Issued: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 1PM

Expires: Mon, Dec 19, 2016

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 week of dry cold weather with northeast wind, the pattern has changed. A ½ inch of water fell last night with east wind and the freezing line climbing to 500 feet. This translated into 6 inches of new snow above tree line. The new snow is probably not bonding well to the previous snow.

Expect precipitation to continue through the weekend as a couple storms quickly pass through. Precipitation may be heavy at times. The freezing line will probably fluctuate between sea level and 2000 feet. East winds will load western aspects. Probability and consequences of avalanches will increase as new snow accumulates above tree line. Low snow pack below tree line should prevent avalanches from affecting the highway.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe