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Extreme avalanche warning issued for Tuesday

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on Feb. 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm with No Comments »
February 20, 2012 2:44 pm

The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center has rated the risk of avalanche as “high” today in much of the Cascades, but Tuesday the risk with climb to “extreme” in some areas including Snoqualmie, Stevens  and White passes and Mount Rainier.

An Avalanche killed three skiers at Stevens Pass on Sunday and one on Snoqualmie Pass. The NWAC rated avalanche risk as “high” on Sunday.

Avalanche forecasts do not pertain to ski areas, whose slopes are controlled by their ski patrol units.

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