Level 4 Avalanche Advisory | High Sierra Topix  

Level 4 Avalanche Advisory

Discussion related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
User avatar

Level 4 Avalanche Advisory

Postby maverick » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:23 am

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory#null
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination, and where the trail ends is where our adventures begin.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8504
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Level 4 Avalanche Advisory

Postby rlown » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:50 am

They bumped it to 5 and even 6 now.

Natural and human triggered avalanches are certain today due to the significant amount of rain on snow expected below 9300 ft. and heavy wet snow loading above 9000 ft. Large, deep, destructive wet slab, deep slab, and wind slab avalanches will occur today as well as loose wet avalanches. Avalanches could run farther than expected and involve almost the entire snowpack. Avoid travel in or near avalanche terrain or runout zones today. EXTREME avalanche danger exists at all elevations.


http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory#null
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5674
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer


Return to Conditions Reports and Information



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests