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Forecasters’ Posts

Here is a look where all that smoke from the western fires is going. Grateful for clear skies at the moment, looks to continue for the week as high pressure remains over southwestern US. #cbavy ...

Edit: Head over to www.cbavalanchecenter.org for an updated fall avalanche advisory for our forecast area. Be prepared for seriously winter conditions, downed trees and impassable backcountry roads as this storm arrives tonight. Unscrew those garden hoses, find your ice scrapers, and batten down the hatches! Strong winds and accumulating snowfall accompanied by cccccold temperatures will greet your post Labor Day blues tomorrow! Unsettled weather looks to continue through the next week. This snow likely won’t have much of an impact on this next winters avalanche conditions yet, unless significant snow lingers on those high elevation north facing slopes through November... #cbavy ...

Pretty awesome light show out there this evening! The rain line today looked to go up to about 12,000’ and tonight’s freeze looks minimal. Rain on snow is not usually a good thing. If you go out seeking freshies tomorrow watch for soggy snow and rapidly deteriorating conditions.
#cbavy
#thundersnow #springstorms
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Pretty big wet slab triggered by wet loose avalanche, scouring to ground yesterday afternoon (5/4).m on amount Axtell, ENE Facing, ~11,700ft. Cold overnight temperatures overnight will help slow the melt and consolidate snowpack to more travel friendly conditions this week if you start early... sunrises are not overrated! #cbavy ...

There is a Special Avalanche Advisory for the Northern, Central, and Southern Mountains through Sunday, May 3. Warm daytime temperature and little to no overnight freeze will create dangerous avalanche conditions this weekend. Destructively large natural and triggered avalanches will become likely through the day. Plan your day to be off and out from underneath steep slopes before you begin to break through the snowpack. In the mornings, any temporarily supportive crusts near the surface will break down rapidly. Backcountry travel this weekend will require conservative decision making, cautious route finding, and careful snowpack and terrain evaluation. ...

The CBAC owes a big THANKS to this community and all the people that have supported us. We had an awesome winter providing you the best weather and avalanche forecasts we could. The Spring Conditions Travel Advisory has now been posted on our website.
Let's all work together to keep the information sharing going this spring. Yesterday we received 3 public observations that can also be viewed on the website. Observations like these help us all stay more informed and travel safer in the backcountry. We will continue to update the observations page with any information that comes in.
Have a great spring!
CBAC Team

www.cbavalanchecenter.org
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