Avalanche Forecast for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wind overnight has had a drastic effect on the recent storm snow, building hard wind slabs that may be possible to human trigger in many areas and scouring others. Be on the lookout for softer wind slabs in wind sheltered terrain, particularly lower elevations, that will be easier to human trigger. If you travel on large areas of hard wind slab today, realize that you’re dealing with a low probability but high consequence avalanche problem. Significant spatial variability and a generally stubborn nature of these hard slabs will make it difficult to gather and apply relevant snowpack observations as you choose terrain. MODERATE avalanche danger exists for most forecast areas today, with the Northern gullies in Huntington Ravine beng the one exception and receiving a LOW danger rating. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible, but an avalanche could be quite large today.

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