An Avalanche Warning has been issued for much of the mountainous terrain in Washington. It’s in effect through 6:00pm today. It was put into effect after persistent heavy snowfall impacted the area throughout the past few days. Backcountry travel is not recommended at any elevation in this area.
WA Avalanche Warning:
Avalanche Warning BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON 830 PM PST THU DEC 28 2017 THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED AN AVALANCHE WARNING... TIMING... IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM FRIDAY DECEMBER 29. LOCATION... THE WEST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES INCLUDING MT BAKER, STEVENS PASS, SNOQUALMIE PASS, PARADISE, AND WHITE PASS. AVALANCHE DANGER... THE AVALANCHE DANGER TODAY IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGH FRIDAY IN ALL ELEVATION BANDS IN THESE AREAS. REASON... STRONG STORM SYSTEM WITH HEAVY SNOW AND RAIN ON FRIDAY WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD AVALANCHES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... BACKCOUNTRY TRAVEL 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.