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Wednesday, November 10, 2004 2:30 pm
afternoon, this is Evelyn Lees with the
It has been another day of warm temperatures, sticky snow and crusts, and I’m thinking I just may need to trade in my “Greatest Snow on Earth” license plates. Now some dense powder does exist above about 9,500’ on shady, northerly facing slopes, but it’s surrounded by a mix of supportable and breakable crusts and low elevation slush. However, with small additional accumulations of snow and slightly cooler temperatures in the forecast, the turning and riding conditions could noticeably improve by Thursday or Friday.
combination of warm weather and warm snow has created a mostly stable snow
pack. However, with a weak storm starting
to affect northern
As a reminder, the unopened ski areas are not doing control work, and are just as dangerous as the backcountry.
next Pacific closed low will move into the
If you are getting out, drop us a line or an email with any reports or observations from the backcountry. You can leave us a message at 524-5304 or 1 800-662-4140. Email us at [email protected], or send a fax to 524-6301.
The information in this advisory is from the US Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.
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