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Warm forecast increases avalanche danger

With good weather in the weekend forecast, many folks are going to be heading to the outdoors. But, according to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center, people should stay off the higher slopes of mountains in the Cascades and Olympics because of extreme avalanche danger.

Meteorologist Kenny Kramer with the center told the Associated Press that heavy snowfall last week and expected sunshine and warm weather will make it very dangerous above 8,000 feet. He says hikers should particularly avoid Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Glacier Peak and Mount Baker.

“The warming and sun should produce

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