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Thursday, March 03,
Good morning, this is Evelyn Lees with the
A pair of weak disturbances will drift over northern
The snow pack is mostly stable. Generally predictable and manageable sluffs and shallow wind drifts are to be expected on steep slopes, so don’t get surprised in the wrong place. And there are still a few steep slopes out there where you might trigger an avalanche into older snow if you were to add a sudden load. These isolated pockets would be on northwest through east facing slopes, in areas with a shallower snowpack such as upper elevation rocky slopes or slopes that slid earlier in the season. The southerly facing slopes are well crusted, and should remain cool enough today that wet slides are not a concern.
Bottom Line (
The avalanche danger is generally LOW, and human triggered avalanches are unlikely on most slopes. There is a MODERATE danger on mid and upper elevation northwest through east facing slopes, approaching 40 degrees or steeper, especially with recent deposits of wind drifted snow. (http://www.avalanche.org/~uac/ed-scale.htm for an explanation of avalanche danger ratings.)
Mountain Weather: (You can find the afternoon Weather Update here.)
A rather unexciting weather pattern is setting up over northern
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this advisory by 7:30 on Friday morning.
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