Avalanche Watch
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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
FOREST SERVICE MOUNT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER, GORHAM NH
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME
801 AM EST SUN JAN 20 2019

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE FOREST
SERVICE MOUNT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER, GORHAM NH.

THE US FOREST SERVICE MOUNT WASHINGTON AVALANCHE CENTER HAS
CONTINUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH.

* TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 800 AM EST SUNDAY JANUARY 20 TO 800PM
  EST MONDAY JANUARY 21.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE PRESIDENTIAL RANGE FROM MOUNT WEBSTER TO
  MOUNT MADISON INCLUDING CRAWFORD NOTCH STATE PARK. AVALANCHE
  WATCH CRITERIA MAY ALSO BE MET IN OTHER AREAS OUTSIDE THOSE
  FORECAST BY THE AVALANCHE CENTER.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL INCREASE THROUGH
  SUNDAY AND MONDAY, JANUARY 20-21, 2019, WITH DANGEROUS AVALANCHE
  CONDITIONS ON AND BELOW STEEP, OPEN SLOPES ABOVE 30 DEGREES.
  WIDESPREAD NATURAL AVALANCHE ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE,
  ESPECIALLY ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21.

* REASON/IMPACTS...A POTENT WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  SUNDAY JANUARY 20. EXPECTED HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL COMBINE WITH
  WIND TO CREATE UNSTABLE CONDITIONS IN MANY AREAS OF STEEP, OPEN
  TERRAIN. STRONG NW WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS FOR VERY LARGE
  AVALANCHES ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21. .

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD PLAN ON RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS.
EXTRA CAUTION IS REQUIRED IF PLANNING A TRIP INTO AVALANCHE
TERRAIN. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DANGEROUS.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.

CONSULT THE CURRENT AVALANCHE ADVISORY AT
WWW.MOUNTWASHINGTONAVALANCHECENTER.ORG FOR MORE DETAILED
INFORMATION.

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