Avalanche Advisory published on December 10, 2018 @ 3:50 pm
This Avalanche Advisory expires in 21 hours, 2 minutes
This advisory is valid for 24 hours
Issued by Kevin Davis - Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Selkirks/Cabinets
St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

bottom line

IPAC will begin issuing regularly scheduled avalanche forecasts beginning this Friday, December 14th.  Forecasts will occur twice a week with days on Fridays and Tuesdays.  You can get forecsat information here, the IPAC facebook page, and our phone hotline at 208 765-7323.  

How to read the advisory

Selkirks/Cabinets
St. Regis Basin/Silver Valley

How to read the advisory

IPAC will begin issuing regularly scheduled avalanche forecasts beginning this Friday, December 14th.  Forecasts will occur twice a week with days on Fridays and Tuesdays.  You can get forecsat information here, the IPAC facebook page, and our phone hotline at 208 765-7323.  

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advisory discussion

A series of Pacific storms are hitting the northwest right now.  Last nights storm produced a couple inches of new snow in the mountains with moderate winds.  This new snow has buried some suspect layers.  Teh biggest concern now is the bond of the new snow to the surface of the existing pack.  Windlaoded areas could hide some unstable layers.  More new snow is expected later this week.  These storms could produce heavy snow so stay tuned for our Friday advisory.  If you're headed to the mountains just be careful since the snowpack is thin and there are many unburied obstacles.   

Weather and CURRENT CONDITIONS
Disclaimer

Avalanche conditions change for better or worse continually. Backcountry travelers should be prepared to assess current conditions for themselves, plan their routes of travel accordingly, and never travel alone. Backcountry travelers can reduce their exposure to avalanche hazards by utilizing timbered trails and ridge routes and by avoiding open and exposed terrain with slope angles of 30 degrees or more. Backcountry travelers should carry the necessary avalanche rescue equipment such as a shovel, avalanche probe or probe ski poles, a rescue beacon and a well-equipped first aid kit.  For a recorded version of the Avalanche Advisory call (208)765-7323.

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