• Avalanche Warning

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    WAZ568-569-019-042-520-130200- BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON 500PM PST MONDAY FEB 11 2019 THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WARNING... TIMING...IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM TUESDAY FEB 12TH. LOCATION...THE WEST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES SOUTH OF I-90 TO THE COLUMBIA RIVER, INCLUDING SNOQUALMIE PASS AND MT RAINIER. THE EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES SOUTH OF LAKE CHELAN TO THE COLUMBIA RIVER. AVALANCHE DANGER...HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER AT ALL ELEVATIONS THROUGH TUESDAY. REASON...RECENT AND CONTINUED HEAVY SNOWFALL AND VERY STRONG WINDS WITH A WARMING TREND WILL CREATE VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN. YOU MAY TRIGGER LARGE AVALANCHES FROM LOWER ANGLED TERRAIN BELOW. AVALANCHES MAY RUN LONG DISTANCES. AVOID AREAS WHERE AVALANCHES MAY START, STOP, OR RUN. 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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