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CAZ072-NVZ002-201500-

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WATCH
U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
859 AM PST SUN FEB 19 2017

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE U.S.
FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER.

...AN AVALANCHE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY MORNING...

A STRONG WINTER STORM BACKED BY AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER WILL BEGIN TO
IMPACT THE REGION STARTING LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH
MONDAY NIGHT. THIS STORM WILL BRING STRONG, GUSTY WINDS AND
SEVERAL FEET OF NEW SNOW TO THE SIERRA.

THE CURRENT AVALANCHE DANGER IS MODERATE. THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS
EXPECTED TO RISE TO HIGH BY 7 AM MONDAY MORNING.

THIS WATCH WAS POSTED AT 9 AM SUNDAY MORNING AND COVERS THE
SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA PASS ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS
PASS ON THE SOUTH, AND INCLUDES THE GREATER LAKE TAHOE BASIN.
THIS WATCH APPLIES ONLY TO BACKCOUNTRY AREAS OUTSIDE OF
ESTABLISHED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT
IS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE, WHICH IS SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT. THIS WATCH DESCRIBES GENERAL
AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AND LOCAL VARIATIONS ALWAYS OCCUR. THIS
AVALANCHE WATCH WILL BE UPDATED BY 7 AM MONDAY MORNING.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SIERRAAVALANCHECENTER.ORG OR
CALL THE AVALANCHE HOTLINE AT 530 587 3558.

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