Avalanche Warning

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BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
1150 AM PST THU FEB 9 2017

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS UPDATED AN AVALANCE WARNING…

TIMING…IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY FEBRUARY 9TH.

LOCATION…THE OLYMPICS AND THE WASHINGTON CASCADES AND MT HOOD.

AVALANCHE DANGER…THIS WARNING HAS BEEN UPDATED TO AN EXTREME
DANGER FOR THE WEST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES.

A HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE OLYMPICS, THE
CASCADE PASSES, THE CASCADE EAST SLOPES AND THE MT HOOD
AREA.

REASON FOR THE UPDATE…INCREASING HEAVY TO VERY RAIN WILL FURTHER
LOAD AND WEAKEN UNSTABLE SNOW LAYERS ALONG THE CASCADE WEST SLOPES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL SHOULD BE
AVOIDED IN AREAS WITH AN EXTREME AVALANCHE DANGER. BACKCOUNTRY
TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN AREAS WITH A HIGH AVALANCHE
DANGER. PLEASE VISIT NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION…THIS WARNING 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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