Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Issued by Brett Kobernik for Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 7:20am
Elevated avalanche danger still exists on the north end of the Skyline (Seeley, Staker, Rolfson, Lake, Spring Creek) which received the most snow from the last storm. HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE STILL POSSIBLE IN THIS TERRAIN.
Overall, the avalanche danger is MODERATE across the majority of the Skyline. Continue to avoid steep slopes that have been recently wind loaded with snow. You will find fresh drifts on all different facing slopes in the mid and upper elevations.
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Recent Avalanches
There were a couple of avalanches reported that happened on Tuesday, Jan 8. These were on the north end of the Skyline near Rolfson Canyon which received the most snow from our last storm. I am very curious whether these avalanches broke into weak sugar snow or if they just involved the new wind blown snow. I will be doing fieldwork in this area today and should have more details on conditions.
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This forecast is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

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