THIS AVALANCHE ADVISORY EXPIRED ON April 8, 2017 @ 7:23 am
Avalanche Advisory published on April 7, 2017 @ 7:23 am
Issued by Jeff Thompson - Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center

Selkirks/Cabinets

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The rain and warm temperatures have made an effect on the snowpack. Yesterday in the Cabinet mountains, we found the supportive crust near the surface layer mostly gone.  Skier and snowmobiler triggered slides are unlikely but natural wet slides are possible. We did see a wet slide (D2) yesterday that covered the Tressle ck. road. The more unsupportable the snow the greater chance of seeing some avalanche activity.

 

How to read the advisory


  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.

Selkirks/Cabinets

How to read the advisory

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Above Treeline

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Near Treeline

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The rain and warm temperatures have made an effect on the snowpack. Yesterday in the Cabinet mountains, we found the supportive crust near the surface layer mostly gone.  Skier and snowmobiler triggered slides are unlikely but natural wet slides are possible. We did see a wet slide (D2) yesterday that covered the Tressle ck. road. The more unsupportable the snow the greater chance of seeing some avalanche activity.

 

  • Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
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.