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Nov 24th, 2014    Predeger/ Wagner/ Fitz
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Dec 3rd, 2014    Wagner
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Dec 6th, 2014    Andy Moderow
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Dec 10th, 2014    Fitzgerald
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Dec 11th, 2014    TGlassett
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Announcements

We will be issuing advisories 5 days a week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday) until Christmas week when we will begin with 7 day a week advisories. Keep doing your snow dance!!
Turnagain Advisory
Thursday, December 18th 2014
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today in the upper elevations of the forecast area.  This includes terrain above 2,500’ where recent storm snow has been deposited on a weak layer/ bed surface combination.  With our current snowpack structure, human triggered avalanches in the 2-5’ range are likely today.  Below 2,500’ the avalanche danger is MODERATE primarily due to the potential of avalanches initiating higher up and running into this lower elevation band.  Cautious route finding and conservative decision-making will be essential today to avoid slopes greater than 35 degrees.  This includes run out zones and terrain connected to steep, avalanche prone slopes. …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, December 13th 2014
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The snowpack took a beating over the past week.  Southerly flow over the entire region was responsible for unusual weather for early December.  The beginning of the week, from the 7th to the 9th saw warm temperatures and rain up to approximately 2,500’ in elevation.  Since then the thermometer has dipped into the teens and 20sF.  As a result there is now a crust on all aspects 2,500’ and below.  Several days and nights of clear skies has allowed for the development of surface hoar in op …
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