The Sierra Avalanche Center Issues Avalanche Warnings

The Sierra Avalanche Center Issues Avalanche Warnings

The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has an avalanche warning from 4 PST Wednesday to 7 AM PST Friday for the Central Sierra Nevada mountains between Yuba Pass (Hwy 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Hwy 4) on the south, including the greater Lake Tahoe area. This includes Hwy 80, 50 and 88.

Forecast snow and wind in addition to existing weak layers in the snowpack may result in widespread avalanche activity in the mountains during the period Wednesday evening through Friday morning.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions… very dangerous avalanche conditions may occur. If so, travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Large destructive avalanches could happen.

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