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Avalanche Watch
WAZ019-520-521-042-568-569-182000-

BULLETIN-IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WATCH
NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON
200 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

THE NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER HAS EXTENDED AN AVALANCHE WATCH...

TIMING...
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH 10 AM WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18TH.

LOCATION...THE EAST SLOPES AND CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WEST
SLOPES WASHINGTON CASCADES.

AVALANCHE DANGER...THE TIMING OF INCREASED AVALANCHE DANGER HAS
SLOWED AND IS NOW EXPECTED TO BECOME HIGH IN THESE AREAS WITH VERY
DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS DEVELOPING LATE TUESDAY OR TUESDAY
NIGHT. TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED TUESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS NATURAL AND HUMAN TRIGGERED
AVALANCHES SHOULD BECOME VERY LIKELY. CHECK THE FORECAST FOR MORE
DETAILS.

REASON...INCREASING HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW BEGINNING LATE TUESDAY OR
TUESDAY NIGHT WILL ADD SUFFICIENT LOAD TO THE SNOWPACK TO CAUSE
NATURAL AVALANCHES. WET SNOW AVALANCHES BECOMING LIKELY IN AREAS AND
ELEVATIONS THAT CHANGE TO RAIN. ALSO...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL
BUILD NEW AND UNSTABLE WIND SLAB ON LEE SLOPES AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PLEASE VISIT WWW.NWAC.US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION... THIS WATCH DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS
WHERE AVALANCHE MITIGATION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF NORTHWEST AVALANCHE CENTER IN SEATTLE,
WASHINGTON.

$$

Freezing Rain Advisory
WAZ569-171445-
/O.CAN.KSEW.WS.W.0002.170117T1400Z-170119T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KSEW.ZR.Y.0001.170117T0800Z-170117T2000Z/
CASCADES OF PIERCE AND LEWIS COUNTIES-
1031 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES IN PIERCE AND
LEWIS COUNTIES UNTIL NOON PST TUESDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING
RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST TUESDAY. THE
WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ABOUT A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS.

* SOME AFFECTED LOCATIONS...WHITE PASS.

* TIMING...LIGHT FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT
OR EARLY TUESDAY IN THOSE AREAS MAINLY BELOW THE 5000 FOOT LEVEL
AND ARE PRONE TO EAST WINDS. EXPECT THE FREEZING RAIN TO SWITCH
OVER TO PLAIN RAIN BY MIDDAY TUESDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS DUE TO SLIPPERY
ROADS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

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