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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
957 PM EDT Fri Mar 22 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 issued a
backcountry avalanche watch. This avalanche watch does not apply
to operating ski areas.

* TIMING...In effect 0700 AM Saturday, March 23 to 0700 AM Sunday,
  March 24, 2019.

* AFFECTED AREA...The Presidential Range forecast area. Avalanche
  Watch criteria may be met in other areas outside those forecast
  by the avalanche center.

* REASON/IMPACTS...Heavy snowfall at higher elevations Friday will
  continue through Saturday and combine with high winds to
  increase the chance of large avalanches.

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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