Issued: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 11AM

Expires: Fri, Jan 26, 2018

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

Before last night snowfall, in the upper mountains we had roughly a foot of cold snow sitting on top of a hard refrozen rain layer with poor bonding between the two. We received ½ inch of water overnight, which translated into 6 inches of new snow. Weather is forecasted to be active throughout the day with another ½  inch of water possible and moderate north wind. Temperatures have increased overnight resulting in a top heavy snowpack. There will be weaknesses between the new snow and old snow interface. Backcountry users should use caution on steep loaded terrain. Beware of your sluff and isolated wind slabs.

Due to the lack of snow in the lower elevations any avalanche activity should be limited to the upper mountains.

 

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Hoots Witsoe

Forecaster: Hoots Witsoe