Issued: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10AM

Expires: Sun, Jan 22, 2017

Above 2,000ft Moderate

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

Previously we had a facetted, wind hammered, variable snow pack. The last 4 days brought rain to the peaks, snow down to sea level, rain back up to the peaks, and more snow down to sea level. The hazard remained elevated Tuesday as the snow pack drained and adjusted. Moderate east wind loaded western aspects, but has now become northerly. Some weaknesses exist in the snow pack, though the distribution is variable and hasn’t shown the ability to propagate.

Expect mostly dry weather through Saturday. This will promote stability. Northerly winds may create small isolated wind slabs, but any avalanche activity should remain small. Next week looks to be stormy starting Sunday. The avalanche hazard will probably increase then.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe