Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:30 PM by Meteorologist Mike Heard
With a snow storm raging in the Bridger Range today, the avalanche danger is rising. Westerly winds will quickly load slopes further spiking the danger. Today is a day to be cautious in your backcountry travel. Snowfall rates hitting over four inches an hour almost guarantee avalanches: sluffs on steeper terrain, soft slabs elsewhere. For today, the avalanche danger is rated HIGH on wind-loaded terrain and on slopes steeper than 35 degrees. All other terrain has a CONSIDERABLE danger.
Chief Meteorologist Mike Heard tells us that another wave of pacific moisture could bring more snow to the region Wednesday into Thursday.
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