Avalanche Advisory for 11/3/2019

THIS Avalanche Advisory EXPIRED ON Dec 1, 2019 at 9:33 am
Avalanche Advisory published on Nov 3, 2019 at 9:33 am
Issued by Aaron Hartz
Bottom Line
COAC operations will officially start for the 2019/20 season during the first week of December. As we move through November toward winter, hopefully the early season storms start delivering the goods. I often here people ask - "Do I need to use avy gear when it is so early in the season? " The answer is yes! Anytime you are traveling on snow in and around avalanche terrain, you and each person in your crew should be rolling with a beacon, shovel, and probe. Even small early season avalanches can have big consequences because of shallow and exposed rocks and logs. Watch for signs of unstable snow such as recent avalanches. When in doubt, stay on slopes that are less than 30 degrees steep.
Avalanche Character 1: Normal Caution
Snowpack Discussion
If the snow is deep enough to ride, it is deep enough to slide.
Disclaimer

This snowpack summary applies only to backcountry areas. Click here for a map of the area. This snowpack summary describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This snowpack summary expires in 48 hours unless otherwise noted.


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