Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Skyline Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Thursday - March 8, 2018 - 6:56am
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As the week goes on, the chance of triggering an avalanche becomes less but make no mistake that there is a very real possibility of triggering an avalanche that breaks to the ground. Likelihood is decreasing but consequence stays the same. The avalanche danger remains CONSIDERABLE in the upper elevation northwest through east facing steep slopes. Outside of this terrain, the avalanche danger is much lower and it is easy to travel around safely.

recent activity

I found a few more avalanches during my day on Wednesday. These most likely released late Sunday or during the day Monday with the southwest wind. There's no surprise and no mystery to what's going on. The weak snow deep in the snowpack is failing under the new load. This will continue to be the pattern with any upcoming significant snow storm.



Issued by the National Weather Service:

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. West southwest wind 16 to 21 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. West wind 15 to 18 mph.
Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind 16 to 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 30. Breezy.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Sunday: A chance of snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

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