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Avalanche Forecast - North Shore    


Date Issued   Thursday, 05 January 2012 5:18 PM      Valid Until    Friday, 06 January 2012 4:00 PM
Danger Rating: Friday Alpine Treeline Below Treeline
No Rating No Rating
1 - Low Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
1 - Low Generally safe avalanche conditions. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Saturday Sunday
Alpine No Rating No Rating
Treeline 1 - Low 1 - Low
Below Treeline 1 - Low 1 - Low
Confidence: Good - -1
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Low Moderate Considerable High Extreme

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

Natural and human-triggered avalanches unlikely.

Small avalanches in isolated areas or extreme terrain.

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern.

Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

Small avalanches in specific areas; or large avalanches in isolated areas.

Dangerous avalanche conditions. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making essential.

Natural avalanches possible; human-triggered avalanches likely.

Small avalanches in many areas; or large avalanches in specific areas; or very large avalanches in isolated areas.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain not recommended.

Natural avalanches likely; human-triggered avalanches very likely.

Large avalanches in many areas; or very large avalanches in specific areas.

Avoid all avalanche terrain.

Natural and human-triggered avalanches certain.

Large to very large avalanches in many areas.

Prepared by ccampbell