Avalanche Risk in Mountainous regions of California, Nevada and Utah

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, January 7, 2019
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There is an extreme risk of avalanche in mountainous regions of California, Nevada and Utah.

So much so that several avalanche warnings have been issued.

The National Weather Service says blizzard conditions with gale-force winds could trigger widespread avalanche activity.

Recent heavy snow combined with wind will likely create widespread areas of unstable snow. 

Both human triggered and natural avalanches are likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

The NWS also stressed that back-country travelers should stay off of, and out from underneath, slopes steeper then 30 degrees. Avalanches may run long distances and can run into mature forests.

The Team

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