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Avalanche Advisory for Friday, January 5, 2018

Huntington Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. Central, Pinnacle, Odell, Escape Hatch and South have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. North, Damnation and Yale have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human- triggered avalanches are possible. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wind slabs developing this afternoon will build rapidly and create dangerous avalanche conditions in and below steep terrain. Due to the steepness of most of our terrain and the speed and intensity of new snowfall, it would be extremely challenging to find stable snow among the developing storm slab anywhere in our forecast areas. By late afternoon, expect wind slabs to trend larger and more sensitive to human triggering as wind ramps up and blows across our smaller northern fetch zones. In the evening, natural avalanches could begin running into the floor or lower angled areas of both ravines.