Forecast for the Abajos Area Mountains
Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 7:29am
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today, and human triggered avalanches involving new and wind drifted snow are likely. Backcountry travelers today should avoid steep terrain, especailly in areas that have recent wind drifts. Wind drifted slopes are recognizable by their smooth, rounded, appearance. Cracking in the snow surface is a sign of instability. There also remains an isolated or MODERATE danger for triggering a deep and dangerous avalanche on a buried, persistent weak layer. You are most likely to encounter this problem on steep, rocky, northerly facing slopes, or in areas with a shallower snowpack.
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