Avalanche Watch
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BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
200 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

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

TIMING...
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 10 AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18TH.

LOCATION...THE EAST SLOPES AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WEST
SLOPES WASHINGTON CASCADES.

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE TIMING OF INCREASED AVALANCHE DANGER HAS
SLOWED AND IS NOW EXPECTED TO BECOME HIGH IN THESE AREAS WITH VERY
DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING LATE TUESDAY OR TUESDAY
NIGHT. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED
AVALANCHES SHOULD BECOME VERY LIKELY. CHECK THE FORECAST FOR MORE
DETAILS.

REASON...INCREASING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW BEGINNING LATE TUESDAY OR
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL ADD SUFFICIENT LOAD TO THE SNOWPACK TO CAUSE
NATURAL AVALANCHES. WET SNOW 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
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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.

$$

KRAMER NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER



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