Sierra Avalanche Center Advises ‘Extreme Avalanche Danger’ Exists

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As much-needed and awesome as the forecasted storm expected to dump over 100″ on the Sierra is, it also brings serious consequences. The Sierra Avalanche Center this morning advised that EXTREME avalanche danger exists.

A powerful winter storm is expected to bring multiple feet of new snow with gale force winds over the next 2 days.  This new snow will be loading a shallow and generally weak snowpack.  Large and destructive avalanches involving the new snow and the existing snowpack could occur.  EXTREME avalanche danger exists for the SAC forecast region.  Travel in or near avalanche terrain is not recommended and should be avoided.

Traveling in or near avalanche terrain is not recommended and should be avoided. It looks like the next couple of days, at least, will be resort days. Be careful out there…

Credit: SAC

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