Issued: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 7PM

Expires: Mon, Jan 30, 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

We received over 3 inches of water in the last 4 days. The freezing line started low with strong winds loading western aspects, but eventually climbed to our local peaks Thursday. Avalanches probably occurred then, though observations have been limited due to weather. Friday and Saturday brought periodic showers with the freezing line coming back down to sea level. Winds have shifted northerly and become light. This all translated into 18 inches of new snow at 1500 feet.

Expect decreasing precipitation and temperatures to allow the snow pack to drain and adjust. The avalanche hazard should decrease through Monday, though caution is advised above tree line.

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe