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Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger…Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully will have Considerable danger. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Natural avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Right Gully and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. Lobster Claw, Lower Snowfields, and Little Headwall remain not posted due to a lack of snow in these locations.

All forecast areas of Huntington Ravine will have Considerable avalanche danger. Dangerous avalanche conditions will exist. The only exception to this is the Escape Hatch, which will have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible in this location. Today’s avalanche problem is predominantly the growth of new, relatively soft wind slab. Most areas in both ravines are starting the day in the Moderate range, but with the addition of more snow and increasing winds in the afternoon, expect avalanche danger to exceed Moderate before the end of the day.

Updated Know Before You Go Video Released!

The Utah Avalanche Center has released a major update to the “Know Before You Go” video and youth avalanche education program.  This project was done in cooperation with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, Avalanche Canada, the National Avalanche Center, and many others.

http://kbyg.org/