Weather Alerts for Tacoma

Issued by the National Weather Service

Avalanche Warning  AVALANCHE WARNING   Avalanche Warning
TACOMA

Areas Affected:
Olympics - West Slopes North Cascades and Passes - West Slopes North Central Cascades and Passes - West Slopes South Central Cascades and Passes
Effective: Sun, 4/18 3:00pm Updated: Sun, 4/18 6:30am Urgency: Unknown
Expires: Sun, 4/18 6:30pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Unknown

 
Details:
...THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS ISSUED A SPECIAL AVALANCHE
BULLETIN...
* WHAT..UNIQUELY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED DUE TO
PROLONGED HOT AND SUNNY WEATHER. LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WET
AVALANCHES COULD OCCUR.
* WHERE...THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS AND WASHINGTON CASCADES FROM THE
COLUMBIA RIVER TO THE CANADIAN BORDER.
* WHEN...IN EFFECT THROUGH SUN 1830 PDT.
* IMPACTS...MULTIPLE DAYS OF ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES AND
CONTINUED FORECASTED HOT AND SUNNY WEATHER MAY PRODUCE A NATURAL
SPRING AVALANCHE CYCLE. THIS COULD INCLUDE WET, HEAVY, AND
POTENTIALLY DESTRUCTIVE SLIDES THAT CROSS COMMON ROUTES.
ADDITIONALLY, TRAVELERS MAY EASILY TRIGGER AVALANCHES ON ANY STEEP
OPEN SLOPES.
* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...PAY ATTENTION TO THE SLOPES
ABOVE YOU. LIMIT ANY TIME YOU SPEND NEAR AND UNDERNEATH STEEP AND
HANGING SNOW, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HEAT OF THE DAY.
CONSULT WWW.NWAC.US OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... THIS BULLETIN DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI
AREAS WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.
SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE
COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER.