Thursday

Issued: Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 8AM

Expires: Sun, Dec 25, 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

We received over 5 inches of water in the last 6 days with the freezing line fluctuating between sea level and 2000 feet. This translated into 5 feet of snow in the upper mountains while moderate winds loaded western aspects. Observations have been limited due to weather. Precipitation has become more scattered and winds have shifted northeast as high pressure builds.

Expect mostly dry weather until Sunday. Northeast outflow winds will move snow towards the southwest. Some small wind slabs may form, but the avalanche hazard should decrease as time allows bonding. Another storm begins to affect us Sunday. The avalanche hazard may increase then.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe