Avalanche Watch
Issued by NWS Seattle/Tacoma, WA

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BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
700 PM PST SUN JAN 15 2017

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WATCH...

TIMING...
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY JANUARY 17TH.

LOCATION...THE OLYMPICS AND WASHINGTON CASCADES.

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HIGH
IN THESE AREAS WITH VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING
MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT
RECOMMENDED MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY AS NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED
AVALANCHES SHOULD BECOME VERY LIKELY. CHECK THE FORECAST FOR MORE
DETAILS.

REASON...INCREASING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW BEGINNING EITHER MONDAY
NIGHT OR TUESDAY WILL LOAD THE SNOWPACK BUILDING UNSTABLE NEW STORM
LAYERS WITH WET AVALANCHES BECOMING LIKELY IN AREAS AND ELEVATIONS
THAT CHANGE TO RAIN. ALSO...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL BUILD NEW
AND UNSTABLE WIND SLAB ON LEE SLOPES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS THROUGHOUT
TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PLEASE VISIT WWW.NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... THIS WATCH DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS
WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON.

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DAMICO
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER


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