Issued: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 9PM

Expires: Thu, Dec 29, 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

Last weekend the freezing line climbed to our local peaks while east winds blew strong. Temperature and wind decreased Monday night and Tuesday. We received an inch of water through that time. The warm precipitation and wind loading created a top heavy snow pack. Some avalanches probably occurred on western aspects above tree line, though observations have been limited.

Weather models have been struggling with the details. Expect some lingering scattered precipitation and light wind as temperatures decrease. This should allow increasing snow stability though Thursday. Precipitation and temperatures may increase Thursday night and Friday. The avalanche hazard may increase then.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe