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  1. #1
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    Colorado BC: Heads Thefuk Up

    The most recent storm has really ramped up the avi danager. I've seen lots of moving snow within the last 4days. Be safe.

    Here's what the CIAC has to say
    SNOWPACK

    We have issued an AVALANCHE WARNING for all mountains of Colorado. Despite low visibility, numerous natural avalanches have been reported from most mountain locations. Control work on the highways and at ski areas have produced many artificially triggered avalanches. The backcountry avalanche danger is overall HIGH for all our forecast areas.

    Abundant new snow fell, 15 to 30 inches in some places, has fallen on top of a weak snowpack. The load is now enough to cause avalanches that are running down into older snowpack layers, making for sizable avalanches. We've had reports of remotely triggered avalanches, shooting cracks, and collapses in the snowpack. These are sure signs of instability, and mean that sizable avalanches could be triggered from a distance.

    This morning, control work at Loveland Pass produced avalanches in paths that ran yesterday. There were 26 avalanches reported from Summit County before noon today, in spite of little visibility. Many of these were from a wide-spread natural cycle, with many running to the ground. Several natural avalanches reached the road in the San Juans. Natural avalanches were seen on Wolf Creek Pass. The snowfall winner is Gothic, reporting 32 inches, which may be a 24 hour record.

    Backcountry travelers in all mountain areas should avoid travel in or below avalanche terrain.

    S Logan/ N Logan
    Last edited by Foggy_Goggles; 11-28-2004 at 07:33 PM.

  2. #2
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    Bump for good judgement.

  3. #3
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    Red rose...



    edit - and I haven't been receiving my emails the last 2 mornings...anyone else having that problem?
    Last edited by homerjay; 11-29-2004 at 09:52 AM.

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    All that pretty new snow is on top of some thin ugly sugar snow.

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