South Washington Cascades

 Avalanche Warning  Statement as of 3:30 PM PST on April 23, 2014


This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not
apply to highways or operating ski areas.


... avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades
Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday
morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt
Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This
is very likely to cause wet loose... storm slab and wind slab
avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued
for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday
morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is
not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other
areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches
are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain
weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic
distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between
dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains
during all levels of avalanche danger.


Ferber/northwest avalanche center





































330 PM PST Wed Apr 23 2014

This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not
apply to highways or operating ski areas.


... avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades
Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday
morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt
Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This
is very likely to cause wet loose... storm slab and wind slab
avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued
for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday
morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is
not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other
areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches
are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain
weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic
distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between
dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains
during all levels of avalanche danger.


Ferber/northwest avalanche center





































 Record Report  Statement as of 4:46 am PDT on April 23, 2014


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Astoria or for April 23rd ...

a record rainfall of 2.22 inch(es) was set at Astoria or yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.79 set in 1996.



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