NOAA: Avalanche Warning for Lake Tahoe

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High (red) avalanche danger in the Greater Lake Tahoe region.
High (red) avalanche danger in the Greater Lake Tahoe region today.

NOAA has issued an avalanche warning for the Lake Tahoe area.  The Sierra Avalanche Center has rated the current avalanche danger as high above tree line in Lake Tahoe.

High avy danger yesterday and today in Tahoe.
High avy danger yesterday and today in Tahoe.

NOAA’s Avalanche Warning for Lake Tahoe, CA:

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
AVALANCHE WARNING
U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
624 AM PST SUN FEB 9 2014

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE U.S.
FOREST SERVICE SIERRA AVALANCHE CENTER.

...AN AVALANCHE WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7AM PST MONDAY...

THE CURRENT AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH.

NEAR TREELINE AND ABOVE TREELINE, AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH ON NW-
N-NE-E-SE ASPECTS ON SLOPES 32 DEGREES AND STEEPER. FOR ALL OTHER
AREAS, AVALANCHE DANGER IS CONSIDERABLE ON SLOPES 32 DEGREES AND
STEEPER. WIND SLAB, STORM SLAB, AND DEEP PERSISTENT SLAB
AVALANCHES ARE ALL POSSIBLE TODAY.

THIS WARNING WAS POSTED AT 620 AM SUNDAY AND COVERS THE SIERRA
NEVADA MOUNTAINS BETWEEN YUBA PASS ON THE NORTH AND EBBETTS PASS
ON THE SOUTH. THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO BACKCOUNTRY AREAS
OUTSIDE OF ESTABLISHED SKI AREA BOUNDARIES. THE INFORMATION IN
THIS STATEMENT IS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE...WHICH IS
SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CONTENT. THIS WATCH DESCRIBES GENERAL
AVALANCHE CONDITIONS AND LOCAL VARIATIONS ALWAYS OCCUR.

HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER INDICATES THAT VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE
CONDITIONS EXIST...NATURAL AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY AND HUMAN
TRIGGERED AVALANCHES ARE VERY LIKELY. TRAVEL IN OR BELOW
AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SIERRAAVALANCHECENTER.ORG OR
CALL THE AVALANCHE HOTLINE AT 530 587 3558.

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