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A strong low pressure system is currently impacting the forecast area.  With 7 inches of new snow recorded in the last 24 hours and another 12 to 24 inches predicted, wind slabs and storm slabs are likely to form. Moderate, south winds have and will continue to form wind slabs on leeward aspects.  Heavy, new snow predicted today will likely develop storm slabs on steep wind sheltered slopes throughout the day.

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Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

January 11, 2019

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