Use this page to view archived advisories. The table below shows the overall danger rating and the bottom line for the 20 most recent advisories. Click on the time and date link above each danger rating icon to view the full advisory for that day. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older advisories.

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Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-11-29
November 29, 2015 at 6:54

LOW avalanche danger continues for all elevations and aspects. The potential exists for the unlikely triggering of small avalanches in isolated areas. Continue to use accepted best practice travel techniques while traveling in or below avalanche terrain. Keep exposure limited to one person at a time and avoid grouping in avalanche run out zones.

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November 28, 2015 at 6:45

LOW avalanche danger exists for all elevations and aspects. Small avalanches in isolated areas are quite possible given the current snowpack structure. Triggering is unlikely, but far from impossible. This fits the definition of LOW avalanche danger. It is a myth that LOW danger equals no danger. Exercise best practice backcountry travel techniques and manage terrain wisely.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-11-27
November 27, 2015 at 6:48

MODERATE avalanche danger exists on all aspects in near and above treeline terrain on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to presence of old hard wind slabs and smaller newly formed wind slabs. Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Loose dry sluffs may remain possible on steep, sheltered, lower-elevation slopes as well. Evaluate the snow and terrain carefully before committing to a slope instead of letting the excitement of early season snow lead to poor decision making.

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November 26, 2015 at 6:51

MODERATE avalanche danger exists on all aspects and elevations on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Wind slabs represent the primary avalanche concern on near and above treeline slopes with loose dry sluffs posing more of an issue in sheltered terrain. Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Evaluate the snow and terrain carefully before committing to a slope instead of letting the excitement of early season snow lead to poor decision making. 

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November 25, 2015 at 7:00

Human triggered avalanches remain likely today. CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists on near and above treeline NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects 35 degrees and steeper with MODERATE avalanche danger on the other aspects and elevations. Newly formed wind slabs on the wind loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects in near and above treeline terrain represent the primary avalanche concern today but loose dry instabilities and isolated storm slabs may also exist in non wind loaded areas. 

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November 24, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger will increase to CONSIDERABLE on near and above treeline NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects 35 degrees and steeper by this afternoon and evening. Human triggered avalanches will become likely as new wind slabs will form on these slopes. MODERATE avalanche danger will form on the remaining aspects and elevations where avalanches could take the form of loose dry instabilities or isolated storm slabs by later this afternoon. 

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November 23, 2015 at 6:55

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised. Expect increased avalanche danger Tuesday/Wednesday as a well advertised storm impacts the region.

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November 22, 2015 at 6:54

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated pockets of instability may linger in complex or extreme terrain. Normal caution such as one at a time travel and avoiding grouping up while in or below avalanche terrain is advised.

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November 21, 2015 at 6:56

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Triggering is unlikely but certainly not impossible given the current snowpack layering. Per the definition of LOW danger from the North American avalanche danger scale, small avalanches may still occur in isolated areas or extreme terrain during LOW danger. Use caution and watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features when traveling in the backcountry. Shallow snow cover over rocks, stumps,and logs remains a significant hazard.

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November 20, 2015 at 6:24

The avalanche danger remains LOW on on all aspects and elevations. While avalanches have become unlikely, they are not impossible. Small avalanches can still occur in isolated areas or extreme terrain during LOW danger. Continue to use caution and watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features when traveling in the backcountry. It early season and numerous hard immovable objects remain exposed or just barely covered. 

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November 19, 2015 at 6:51

The avalanche danger remains LOW on on all aspects and elevations. While avalanches have become unlikely, they are not impossible. Small avalanches can still occur in isolated areas or extreme terrain during LOW danger. Continue to use caution and watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features when traveling in the backcountry.

It early season and numerous exposed or barely covered season-ending obstacles exist. While the avalanche danger has decreased, these hazards remain.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-11-18
November 18, 2015 at 6:50

LOW avalanche danger exists on on all aspects and elevations. LOW danger means that avalanches are unlikely, not impossible. Some unstable snow may still exist on isolated terrain features especially in complex or extreme terrain where the recent N-NE winds did not scour away previous wind slabs. Continue to use caution when travelling in the backcountry.

It early season and numerous exposed or barely covered season-ending obstacles exist. While the avalanche danger has decreased, these hazards remain.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-11-17
November 17, 2015 at 6:31

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger exist above treeline on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering wind slabs. Near treeline and below treeline avalanche danger is LOW on all aspects. Isolated areas of unstable wind slab may remain near treeline, especially in complex terrain. LOW danger means that human triggered avalanches have become unlikely and areas of instability are isolated, not that avalanches will not occur.

 

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November 16, 2015 at 6:41

MODERATE avalanche danger exists today in the majority of areas on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Wind slabs are a problem on all aspects in near and above treeline areas. Storm slabs remain a problem on NW-N-NE aspects both near and below treeline. Natural avalanches are unlikely. Human triggered avalanches remain possible.

 

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November 15, 2015 at 7:01

Early this morning, avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Following the onset of snowfall, avalanche danger is expected to increase to CONSIDERABLE during the afternoon hours. Wind slabs and storms slabs are expected as the main avalanche problems.  Especially in areas that held snowcover prior to today's snowfall, natural and human triggered avalanches will be possible on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. The areas of greatest instability area expected near and above treeline on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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November 14, 2015 at 6:59

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. The possibility of lingering wind slabs remains in near and above treeline terrain. Shallow snow cover and rocks remain a significant hazard. On Sunday, a significant increase in avalanche danger is expected to occur as new snow accumulates across the forecast area.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-11-09
November 9, 2015 at 13:59

Early Season Conditions Update #1

While overall snow depth remains shallow, wind slabs and basal facets are starting to show themselves as potential problems. At this point, early season forays into or below snow covered avalanche terrain without deliberate, educated snowpack assessment and companion rescue equipment is foolhardy. Daily avalanche advisories will resume once the snowpack becomes deep enough for over snow travel in widespread areas. Until that time, occasional updates to this page will occur as conditions warrant.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-10-31
October 31, 2015 at 8:51

General Fall Avalanche Statement

Snowfall has returned to the high country. Here are some things to think about if you choose to make an early season foray into or below snow covered avalanche terrain. Daily avalanche advisories will resume in either November or December as conditions dictate. Until that time, occasional updates to this page will occur as conditions warrant.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-09-15
September 15, 2015 at 12:48

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Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-03-30
March 30, 2015 at 7:00

We have stopped issuing daily avalanche advisories for the 2014-2015 season due to significantly warmer than normal temperatures and below average precipitation this winter. Avalanche advisories will resume in the fall of 2015.

Avalanche activity can and most likely will continue to occur this spring as additional storm cycles impact the forecast area. Continue to monitor changing conditions and use caution when traveling in the backcountry. For general spring avalanche information please read the full spring avalanche statement.

Click here to see the full forecast for 2015-03-29
March 29, 2015 at 6:42

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. Some small loose wet snow instabilities could still occur on some steep slopes today on any aspect where snow cover still exists. Sunny E aspects represent the most likely places to find wet snow. While loose wet snow instabilities should remain minor inconveniences in most places, they could become more problematic near terrain traps (like cliffs) where the terrain can magnify the consequences of any size avalanche.

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March 28, 2015 at 6:58

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today. Some small loose wet snow instabilities could still occur on some steep slopes today on any aspect where snow cover still exists. While these loose wet snow instabilities should remain minor inconveniences in most places, they could become more problematic near terrain traps (like cliffs) where the terrain can magnify the consequences of any size avalanche.

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March 27, 2015 at 6:48

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor loose wet instabilities are expected during the afternoon hours. Loose wet avalanches large enough to bury or injure a person are unlikely. Normal caution is advised. Sufficient snow cover for avalanche activity on SE-S-SW-W aspects exists only in isolated portions of the forecast area. Much deeper, continuous snow cover exists on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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March 26, 2015 at 6:43

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor loose wet instabilities are expected during the afternoon hours. Loose wet avalanches large enough to bury or injure a person are unlikely. Normal caution is advised. Sufficient snow cover for avalanche activity on SE-S-SW-W aspects exists only in isolated portions of the forecast area. Much deeper, continuous snow cover exists on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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March 25, 2015 at 6:59

Areas of MODERATE avalanche danger will form today on slopes 37 degrees and steeper in response to daytime warming. Widespread loose wet instability in the form of roller balls, pinwheels, and loose wet avalanches not large enough to bury or injure a person are expected. Areas of MODERATE danger will be most widespread NW-N-NE-E aspects where snow cover existed prior to the last storm and may form in very isolated areas on SE-S-SW-W aspects.

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March 24, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger should remain LOW in most places today. Small human triggerable wind slabs may linger on isolated terrain features on previously wind loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects in near and above treeline terrain. These terrain features could include extreme or complex terrain, wind loaded slopes above cliffs, other unsupported slopes, couliors, and gullies. If enough warming occurs today, some small isolated loose wet snow instabilities may also form.

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March 23, 2015 at 6:57

The avalanche danger will remain LOW in most places today since snow accumulations remained light. Some pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger may exist on wind loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects 35 degrees and steeper in near and above treeline terrain in areas that received the most new snow. Small human triggered wind slabs may be possible in these areas.

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March 22, 2015 at 6:58

The avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today. As new snow and wind arrive over the forecast area tonight and tomorrow the avalanche danger may increase.

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March 21, 2015 at 6:47

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor loose wet instabilities are expected during the afternoon hours. Loose wet avalanches large enough to bury or injure a person are unlikely. Normal caution is advised. Sufficient snow cover for avalanche activity on SE-S-SW-W aspects exists only in isolated portions of the forecast area. Much deeper, continuous snow cover exists on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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March 20, 2015 at 6:43

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor loose wet instabilities are expected during the afternoon hours. Loose wet avalanches large enough to bury or injure a person are unlikely. Normal caution is advised. Sufficient snow cover for avalanche activity on SE-S-SW-W aspects exists only in isolated portions of the forecast area. Much deeper, continuous snow cover exists on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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March 19, 2015 at 6:51

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor loose wet instabilities are expected during the afternoon hours. Loose wet avalanches large enough to bury or injure a person are unlikely. Normal caution is advised. Sufficient snow cover for avalanche activity on SE-S-SW-W aspects exists only in isolated portions of the forecast area. Much deeper, continuous snow cover exists on NW-N-NE-E aspects.

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March 18, 2015 at 6:43

This morning the avalanche danger is LOW due to a solid overnight refreeze. By this afternoon pockets of MODERATE danger could form on isolated SE-S-SW-W aspects that still have snow, sun-exposed E aspects, and slopes on any aspects that actually receive rain today. Daytime warming and a chance of isolated rain showers may allow enough wet snow to form in these areas for small human triggered loose wet avalanches to become possible on slopes 37 degrees and steeper.

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March 17, 2015 at 6:51

MODERATE avalanche danger will exist at all elevations and on all aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches remain possible today. Some wet slab avalanches may also become possible on isolated terrain features where wet snow exists above an impermeable bed surface. Since most of the snow has melted away from the SE-S-SW-W aspects, wet snow instabilities on these aspects will remain limited to the isolated slopes that still have snow cover.

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March 16, 2015 at 7:30

MODERATE avalanche danger will exist at all elevations and on all aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches remain possible today. Some wet slab avalanches may also become possible on isolated terrain features where wet snow exists above an impermeable bed surface. Since most of the snow has melted away from the SE-S-SW-W aspects, wet snow instabilities on these aspects will remain limited to the isolated slopes that still have snow cover.

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March 15, 2015 at 6:43

Avalanche danger remains MODERATE for all elevations and aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper due to another suspected poor overnight snow surface refreeze and subsequent loose wet avalanche concerns. Continuous snow cover on SE-S-SW-W aspects sufficient to allow for avalanche activity exists only in isolated areas.

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March 14, 2015 at 6:57

Avalanche danger is MODERATE for all elevations and aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper due to a suspected poor overnight snow surface refreeze and subsequent loose wet and wet slab avalanche concerns. Continuous snow cover on SE-S-SW-W aspects sufficient to allow for avalanche activity exists only in isolated areas.

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March 13, 2015 at 6:39

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small minor loose wet instabilites may form in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

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March 12, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today. Some shallow, small, isolated wind deposits or loose wet snow instabilities that do not entrain enough snow to do much more than knock a person off balance might exist on some isolated terrain features steeper than 35 degrees. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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March 11, 2015 at 7:00

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today since snowfall amounts should remain minimal. Some shallow, small, isolated winds slabs that do not hold enough snow to do much more than knock a person off balance may form on the most heavily wind loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects near ridge lines. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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March 10, 2015 at 6:56

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Some small loose wet snow instabilities could still occur on some steep slopes today on any aspect. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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March 9, 2015 at 6:43

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small loose wet avalanches remain a possibility in isolated areas on all aspects. Normal caution is advised.

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March 8, 2015 at 6:48

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small loose wet avalanches remain possible in isolated areas on all aspects. Normal caution is advised.

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March 7, 2015 at 6:52

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small loose wet or loose dry avalanches could occur in isolated areas. Normal caution is advised.

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March 6, 2015 at 6:12

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. LOW danger means avalanche activity remains unlikely but not impossible. Some areas of unstable snow could still exist on isolated terrain features. Some small loose wet snow instabilities may occur on steep sun-exposed slopes today.

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March 5, 2015 at 6:37

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. LOW danger means that areas of unstable snow can still exist on isolated terrain features. Even though human triggered avalanches are unlikely, they are not impossible. Watch for small loose wet snow instabilities on steep sun exposed slopes and isolated larger wet snow instabilities.

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March 4, 2015 at 6:50

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Remember LOW danger means that areas of unstable snow can still exist on isolated terrain features. Even though human triggered avalanches are unlikely, they are not impossible. Watch for small loose wet snow instabilities on sun exposed slopes and isolated, small, unlikely wind slabs in more extreme terrain.

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March 3, 2015 at 6:43

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Please keep in mind that LOW danger does not mean no danger. Human triggered avalanches are unlikely but certainly not impossible today. Areas of wind slab and loose wet instability are expected in the backcountry today. Normal caution is advised.

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March 2, 2015 at 6:40

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger linger near and above treeline on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to recently formed wind slabs. Pockets of MODERATE danger are possible above 8,000' in near and below treeline terrain on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to potential developing persistent slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW. Thoughtful, deliberate decision making remains paramount for avoiding human triggered avalanches in the backcountry today.

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March 1, 2015 at 7:00

Areas of MODERATE avalanche danger exist on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to a combination of wind slab, persistent slab, and loose wet avalanche problems. Small to large human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Don't loose sight of how human factors may positively or negatively affect decision making in avalanche terrain.

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February 28, 2015 at 7:00

MODERATE avalanche danger exists on slopes 35 degrees and steeper at all elevations and on all aspects today due to newly formed wind slabs, storm slabs, and some persistent slabs. The NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects represent the best places to trigger an avalanche since more than one avalanche problem may exist on those aspects. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to make backcountry travel decisions. Human triggered avalanches are possible today.

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February 27, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today since only 1 inch of new snow is expected. As new snow and wind impact the forecast area tonight, the avalanche danger will rise quickly. A variety of avalanche problems including wind slabs, storm slabs, and some scattered persistent slabs could become possible by tomorrow. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 26, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. While daytime warming may cause some minor surface softening on sun exposed aspects, it should not create enough wet snow to pose a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 25, 2015 at 6:44

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Areas of wet surface snow that form today are not expected to pose a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

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February 24, 2015 at 6:37

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Very small pockets of wet snow instability may form today in sun exposed areas that received new snow on Feb 22. Normal caution is advised.

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February 23, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Very isolated pockets of small shallow wind slab may be found in near and above treeline terrain. Normal caution is advised.

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February 22, 2015 at 6:52

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. The meager amount of new snowfall expected today should not increase the avalanche hazard unless snow accumulations greatly exceed expectations. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 21, 2015 at 6:57

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. Many of the northerly aspects should remain firm and frozen while other sun-exposed aspects should experience some minor surface softening. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 20, 2015 at 6:58

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. Many of the northerly aspects should remain firm and frozen while other sun-exposed aspects should experience some surface softening. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 19, 2015 at 6:35

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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February 18, 2015 at 6:33

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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February 17, 2015 at 6:33

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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February 16, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. While avalanches are unlikely, a few scattered loose wet avalanches are not impossible on some isolated terrain features. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 15, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. Some small loose wet avalanches may become possible on isolated terrain features on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. While larger loose wet avalanches remain unlikely, they are not impossible. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 14, 2015 at 6:57

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. Some small loose wet avalanches may become possible on isolated terrain features on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. While larger loose wet avalanches and wet slab avalanches remain unlikely, they are not impossible. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 13, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Isolated small loose wet avalanches remain a possibility again today on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Normal caution is advised.

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February 12, 2015 at 6:55

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Human triggered avalanches are unlikely, but far from impossible today. A very low probability, high consequence scenario lingers with a difficult to trigger large persistent slab avalanche concern in isolated areas above 8,700' on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Isolated small human triggered loose wet avalanches remain a possibility again today as warming continues.

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February 11, 2015 at 6:47

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger linger above 8,700' on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper due to persistent slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW. A low probability, high consequence scenario has formed with difficult to trigger large avalanches remaining possible in specific areas. Thoughtful deliberate terrain selection is the key to hazard avoidance.

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February 10, 2015 at 6:58

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to the presence of dense wind slabs and persistent slabs. If any avalanches do occur today, they could break above the person who triggers them and result involve a large amount of heavy dense snow that could easily bury or injure a person. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making.

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February 9, 2015 at 6:55

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to the presence of dense wind slabs, storm slabs, and wet snow. If the dense slabs do break, they could break above the person who triggers them and result in avalanches large enough to bury a person. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making.

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February 8, 2015 at 6:58

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering dense wind slabs and storm slabs. Some isolated areas of unstable storm slabs may linger on isolated terrain features on other aspects. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making. Specifically choosing slopes based on slope angle will be the difference between "getting lucky" and "getting it done" in the backcountry today.

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February 7, 2015 at 6:49

Avalanche danger has risen to CONSIDERABLE for areas above 8,000' near and above treeline on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. For all other areas, avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Human triggered avalanches are expected today. Don't let the desire for powder negatively affect sound decision making. Specifically choosing slopes based on slope angle will be the difference between "getting lucky" and "getting it done" in the backcountry today.

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February 6, 2015 at 6:59

For much of this morning, avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Following the onset of precipitation, avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE danger on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper during the afternoon and evening hours. Avalanche danger will further increase to CONSIDERABLE danger in these same areas during the overnight hours. Human triggered avalanches will become likely and natural avalanches possible as high intensity precipitation occurs tonight and tomorrow morning.

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February 5, 2015 at 6:47

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised. A powerful storm system moving into the forecast area is expected to create increased avalanche danger this weekend.

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February 4, 2015 at 6:47

The avalanche danger should remain LOW for all aspects and elevations today. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 3, 2015 at 6:55

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today for all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could still exist on some isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 2, 2015 at 6:59

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today for all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could still exist on some isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 1, 2015 at 6:56

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Isolated areas of minor instability are unlikely but not impossible. Normal caution is advised.

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January 31, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 30, 2015 at 6:49

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of instability may linger in complex or extreme terrain. Normal caution is advised.

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January 29, 2015 at 6:37

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could linger on isolated terrain features in the form of small wind slabs or loose snow sluffs. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 28, 2015 at 6:45

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could lurk on isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 27, 2015 at 6:55

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. Today's light snow accumulation and light winds should not create significant avalanche harzards unless more snow falls than forecasted. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 26, 2015 at 6:41

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 25, 2015 at 6:52

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor surface wet snow instabilities are possible during the afternoon hours, but are not expected to present a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

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January 24, 2015 at 6:47

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor surface wet snow instabilities are possible during the afternoon hours, but are not expected to present a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

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January 23, 2015 at 6:23

The avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Other hazards including icy conditions and a shallow snowpack with lots of obstacles remain. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 22, 2015 at 6:50

The avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Other hazards including icy conditions and a shallow snowpack with lots of obstacles remain. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 21, 2015 at 6:43

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. If any wet snow instabilities do form today, they should remain small and isolated. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 20, 2015 at 6:41

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of wet snow instability may form in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

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January 19, 2015 at 6:53

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of wet snow instability will likely exist during the afternoon hours. Normal caution is advised.

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January 18, 2015 at 6:46

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of shallow wet snow instability could occur today on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Normal caution is advised.

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January 17, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Some wet loose instabilities may become possible if any rain continues to fall on the snowpack today especially in areas north of I80 where the best chances for rain exist. Any wet snow instabilities that do form should remain small and isolated. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 16, 2015 at 6:58

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 15, 2015 at 6:32

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 14, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 13, 2015 at 6:53

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 12, 2015 at 6:40

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 11, 2015 at 7:31

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. If the cloud cover arrives later than forecasted or temperatures remain warmer than forecasted, some minor wet snow instabilities may form. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 10, 2015 at 6:59

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. Some isolated and minor wet snow instabilities may form today due to a weak overnight refreeze and the slight possibility of rain on snow. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 9, 2015 at 7:00

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. Some isolated and minor wet snow instabilities may form today if any rain materializes this afternoon. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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