Posted on January 26, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Snow Thursday night could set off another natural avalanche cycle
Parts of the Colorado mountains are under an avalanche watch. Click for more info.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A round of forecast snow — perhaps 4 to 10 inches Thursday night — could unleash another cycle of dangerous, naturally running backcountry avalanches, Colorado snow safety experts said, issuing an avalanche watch that covers the Front Range and mountains to the west from Fairplay up to Steamboat Springs.
Four people have died in avalanches this season, including two at ski areas. Get the latest backcountry update at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website.
An avalanche watch means that, if the weather forecast is accurate, the avalanche danger will rise to high in the watch area, with both natural and triggered slides likely. The watch is in effect through 11 a.m. Friday. A high danger rating means very dangerous backcountry avalanche conditions, and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Specifically, the warning covers the Park Elkhead, Flattop, Front, Gore and Tenmile ranges. Continue reading
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Posted on February 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The current avalanche danger is rated as considerable, with an avalanche watch in effect from Steamboat to Aspen.
Triggered and natural avalanches expected in the Colorado high country
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Backcountry travelers beware: The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch, expecting dangerous conditions to develop across the north-central mountains as snowfall intensity increases Saturday. Continue reading
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