Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Issued by Brett Kobernik for Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:49am
A MODERATE avalanche danger exists in the upper elevation northwest through southeast facing slopes. HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE POSSIBLE HERE. Recent wind drifted snow has added weight to slopes that have old sugar snow near the ground. On slopes that don't have old sugar snow near the ground, the fresh drifts alone may still be triggered but they will be getting quite a bit more stubborn. The easiest way to stay out of danger today is just to avoid the high elevation northwest through southeast facing steep slopes.
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Recent Avalanches
We picked up 4 or 5 inches of snow on Wednesday along with quite strong wind from the northwest. There were a number of avalanches that were caused by the wind drifted snow. For more information, check out these two avalanche reports:

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