Today’s weather looks to be almost a carbon copy of yesterday’s and this means that our avalanche conditions will stay the same as well. Temperatures dropped below freezing last night and will rise into the low 40s by this afternoon. Small, Loose Wet avalanches are the only concern, as the snow surface melts. This problem can be avoided by staying ahead of the sun. Start early in the day on east facing aspects and move west as the sun tracks across the sky. If you see small wet avalanches, roller balls, or pinwheels it is time to move to a cooler aspect.
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This is our 144th and final zone backcountry avalanche forecast for the 2016-17 season. Starting this afternoon, we will issue statewide avalanche summaries each Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday through the end of May.
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