Use this page to view archived advisories. The table below shows the overall danger rating and the bottom line for the 20 most recent advisories. Click on the time and date link above each danger rating icon to view the full advisory for that day. Use the date chooser or the pager at the bottom to scroll through the older advisories.

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Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-28
February 28, 2015 at 7:00

MODERATE avalanche danger exists on slopes 35 degrees and steeper at all elevations and on all aspects today due to newly formed wind slabs, storm slabs, and some persistent slabs. The NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects represent the best places to trigger an avalanche since more than one avalanche problem may exist on those aspects. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully to make backcountry travel decisions. Human triggered avalanches are possible today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-27
February 27, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today since only 1 inch of new snow is expected. As new snow and wind impact the forecast area tonight, the avalanche danger will rise quickly. A variety of avalanche problems including wind slabs, storm slabs, and some scattered persistent slabs could become possible by tomorrow. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-26
February 26, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. While daytime warming may cause some minor surface softening on sun exposed aspects, it should not create enough wet snow to pose a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 25, 2015 at 6:44

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Areas of wet surface snow that form today are not expected to pose a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-24
February 24, 2015 at 6:37

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Very small pockets of wet snow instability may form today in sun exposed areas that received new snow on Feb 22. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-23
February 23, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Very isolated pockets of small shallow wind slab may be found in near and above treeline terrain. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-22
February 22, 2015 at 6:52

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. The meager amount of new snowfall expected today should not increase the avalanche hazard unless snow accumulations greatly exceed expectations. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-21
February 21, 2015 at 6:57

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. Many of the northerly aspects should remain firm and frozen while other sun-exposed aspects should experience some minor surface softening. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-20
February 20, 2015 at 6:58

The avalanche danger should remain LOW at all elevations and on all aspects today. Many of the northerly aspects should remain firm and frozen while other sun-exposed aspects should experience some surface softening. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 19, 2015 at 6:35

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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February 18, 2015 at 6:33

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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February 17, 2015 at 6:33

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-16
February 16, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. While avalanches are unlikely, a few scattered loose wet avalanches are not impossible on some isolated terrain features. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-15
February 15, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. Some small loose wet avalanches may become possible on isolated terrain features on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. While larger loose wet avalanches remain unlikely, they are not impossible. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-14
February 14, 2015 at 6:57

Avalanche danger should remain LOW for all elevations and aspects again today. Some small loose wet avalanches may become possible on isolated terrain features on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. While larger loose wet avalanches and wet slab avalanches remain unlikely, they are not impossible. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-13
February 13, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Isolated small loose wet avalanches remain a possibility again today on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-12
February 12, 2015 at 6:55

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Human triggered avalanches are unlikely, but far from impossible today. A very low probability, high consequence scenario lingers with a difficult to trigger large persistent slab avalanche concern in isolated areas above 8,700' on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Isolated small human triggered loose wet avalanches remain a possibility again today as warming continues.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-11
February 11, 2015 at 6:47

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger linger above 8,700' on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper due to persistent slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW. A low probability, high consequence scenario has formed with difficult to trigger large avalanches remaining possible in specific areas. Thoughtful deliberate terrain selection is the key to hazard avoidance.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-10
February 10, 2015 at 6:58

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to the presence of dense wind slabs and persistent slabs. If any avalanches do occur today, they could break above the person who triggers them and result involve a large amount of heavy dense snow that could easily bury or injure a person. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-09
February 9, 2015 at 6:55

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to the presence of dense wind slabs, storm slabs, and wet snow. If the dense slabs do break, they could break above the person who triggers them and result in avalanches large enough to bury a person. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-08
February 8, 2015 at 6:58

Human triggered avalanches remain possible today. Above 8,000 ft, MODERATE avalanche danger exists on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering dense wind slabs and storm slabs. Some isolated areas of unstable storm slabs may linger on isolated terrain features on other aspects. Don't let the new snow lead to careless decision making. Specifically choosing slopes based on slope angle will be the difference between "getting lucky" and "getting it done" in the backcountry today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-07
February 7, 2015 at 6:49

Avalanche danger has risen to CONSIDERABLE for areas above 8,000' near and above treeline on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. For all other areas, avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Human triggered avalanches are expected today. Don't let the desire for powder negatively affect sound decision making. Specifically choosing slopes based on slope angle will be the difference between "getting lucky" and "getting it done" in the backcountry today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-06
February 6, 2015 at 6:59

For much of this morning, avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Following the onset of precipitation, avalanche danger will rise to MODERATE danger on all aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper during the afternoon and evening hours. Avalanche danger will further increase to CONSIDERABLE danger in these same areas during the overnight hours. Human triggered avalanches will become likely and natural avalanches possible as high intensity precipitation occurs tonight and tomorrow morning.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-05
February 5, 2015 at 6:47

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised. A powerful storm system moving into the forecast area is expected to create increased avalanche danger this weekend.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-04
February 4, 2015 at 6:47

The avalanche danger should remain LOW for all aspects and elevations today. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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February 3, 2015 at 6:55

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today for all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could still exist on some isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-02
February 2, 2015 at 6:59

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today for all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could still exist on some isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-02-01
February 1, 2015 at 6:56

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Isolated areas of minor instability are unlikely but not impossible. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-31
January 31, 2015 at 6:45

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-30
January 30, 2015 at 6:49

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of instability may linger in complex or extreme terrain. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-29
January 29, 2015 at 6:37

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could linger on isolated terrain features in the form of small wind slabs or loose snow sluffs. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-28
January 28, 2015 at 6:45

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. LOW danger does not mean no danger and unlikely does not mean impossible. Some small, shallow, isolated areas of unstable snow could lurk on isolated terrain features. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-27
January 27, 2015 at 6:55

The avalanche danger should remain LOW today on all aspects and elevations. Today's light snow accumulation and light winds should not create significant avalanche harzards unless more snow falls than forecasted. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-26
January 26, 2015 at 6:41

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 25, 2015 at 6:52

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor surface wet snow instabilities are possible during the afternoon hours, but are not expected to present a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-24
January 24, 2015 at 6:47

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Minor surface wet snow instabilities are possible during the afternoon hours, but are not expected to present a significant hazard to backcountry travelers. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-23
January 23, 2015 at 6:23

The avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Other hazards including icy conditions and a shallow snowpack with lots of obstacles remain. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-22
January 22, 2015 at 6:50

The avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Other hazards including icy conditions and a shallow snowpack with lots of obstacles remain. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 21, 2015 at 6:43

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. If any wet snow instabilities do form today, they should remain small and isolated. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-20
January 20, 2015 at 6:41

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of wet snow instability may form in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

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January 19, 2015 at 6:53

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of wet snow instability will likely exist during the afternoon hours. Normal caution is advised.

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January 18, 2015 at 6:46

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of shallow wet snow instability could occur today on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-17
January 17, 2015 at 7:00

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Some wet loose instabilities may become possible if any rain continues to fall on the snowpack today especially in areas north of I80 where the best chances for rain exist. Any wet snow instabilities that do form should remain small and isolated. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-16
January 16, 2015 at 6:58

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 15, 2015 at 6:32

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 14, 2015 at 6:30

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 13, 2015 at 6:53

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 12, 2015 at 6:40

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

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January 11, 2015 at 7:31

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. If the cloud cover arrives later than forecasted or temperatures remain warmer than forecasted, some minor wet snow instabilities may form. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-10
January 10, 2015 at 6:59

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. Some isolated and minor wet snow instabilities may form today due to a weak overnight refreeze and the slight possibility of rain on snow. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-09
January 9, 2015 at 7:00

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. Some isolated and minor wet snow instabilities may form today if any rain materializes this afternoon. Continue to practice safe travel habits and thoughtful decision making when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-08
January 8, 2015 at 6:40

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Areas of minor wet snow instability are expected to form in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

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January 7, 2015 at 6:42

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small isolated areas of wet snow instability may form in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-06
January 6, 2015 at 6:50

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Small wet snow instabilities may form in isolated areas of direct sun exposure in response to daytime warming. Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-05
January 5, 2015 at 6:50

The avalanche danger remains LOW on all elevations and aspects. Small wet snow instabilities may form in isolated areas due to daytime warming. Continue to use normal caution and practice safe travel habits when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-04
January 4, 2015 at 6:44

LOW avalanche danger exists on all elevations and aspects. Continue to use normal caution and practice safe travel habits when traveling in the backcountry.

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January 3, 2015 at 6:42

The avalanche danger will remain LOW for all elevations and aspects. Continue to use normal caution and practice safe travel habits when traveling in the backcountry.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2015-01-02
January 2, 2015 at 6:50

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects.

Normal caution is advised.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-31
December 31, 2014 at 6:58

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger linger in recently wind loaded areas near and above treeline on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. In near treeline areas, pockets of recently formed wind slabs exist on all aspects. Above treeline, recently formed wind slabs are focused more on SE-S-SW-W-NW aspects. Below treeline, avalanche danger remains LOW.

The next scheduled update to this advisory will occur January 2, 2015 at 7am.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-30
December 30, 2014 at 7:00

Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger exist on near and above treeline SE-S-SW-W-NW aspects loaded by the NE winds on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to the presence of newly formed wind slabs. Areas south and east of Lake Tahoe where the most new snow fell represent the most likely places to find MODERATE avalanche danger. Human-triggered wind slab avalanches are possible today.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-29
December 29, 2014 at 6:24

The avalanche danger will remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today. Even though the avalanche danger will remain low today, other hazards including icy conditions on some exposed near and above treeline slopes where arresting a fall would be difficult and a shallow snowpack with lots of obstacles remain. Continue to use caution and practice safe travel habits when traveling in the backcountry.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-28
December 28, 2014 at 6:40

Avalanche danger remains LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised. Long sliding falls on exposed rain crust are possible near and above treeline in wind scoured areas, especially on N-NE-E aspects.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-27
December 27, 2014 at 6:55

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised. Long sliding falls on exposed rain crust are possible near and above treeline in wind scoured areas, especially on N-NE-E aspects.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-26
December 26, 2014 at 7:00

LOW avalanche danger exists for all elevations and aspects. Human triggered avalanches are unlikely, but far from impossible today. Isolated pockets of small, shallow, unstable wind slab may exist above treeline on SE-S-SW-W-NW aspects due to recent areas of blowing snow.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-25
December 25, 2014 at 6:40

SE-S-SW-W-NW aspects loaded by the NE winds in near and above treeline terrain may hold some pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. These pockets of higher avalanche danger will most likely exist on slopes that had previous snow cover near ridgelines where the most new snow fell. Human-triggered wind slab avalanches may be possible in these areas.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-24
December 24, 2014 at 6:51

This morning the avalanche danger will remain LOW for all aspects and elevations. As new snow and wind impact the region this afternoon and evening, the avalanche danger will quickly rise to MODERATE on wind-loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects steeper than 35 degrees in near and above treeline terrain. Human-triggered avalanches could become possible this afternoon and evening.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-23
December 23, 2014 at 6:37

The avalanche danger should remain LOW for all aspects and elevations today. Use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-22
December 22, 2014 at 7:12

The avalanche danger should remain LOW for all aspects and elevations today. Some small isolated loose wet snow instabilities may form due to daytime warming. In areas where the snowpack did not experience any overnight refreeze more loose wet snow instabilities may form. Southerly sun-exposed aspects hold the best possibility for these isolated wet snow instabilities.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-21
December 21, 2014 at 6:22

Near and above treeline, pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger remain on NW-N-NE-E aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to ongoing concern for human triggered wind slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger in LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-20
December 20, 2014 at 6:51

Near and above treeline, avalanche danger remains MODERATE on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to ongoing concern for human triggered wind slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-19
December 19, 2014 at 6:58

Areas of MODERATE avalanche danger are expected to form today both above and below treeline on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 32 degrees and steeper. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW. Expect wind slabs near and above treeline and potential pockets of storm slab below treeline. The areas of greatest avalanche danger will exist north of Hwy 50.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-18
December 18, 2014 at 6:52

Human-triggered wind slab avalanches remain possible today in certain areas. Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger exist on wind-loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects 35 degrees and steeper in near and above treeline terrain. Convex rollovers, areas near rocks, unsupported slopes, couloirs/gullies, and other complex terrain represent the most likely places to find lingering wind slabs.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-17
December 17, 2014 at 6:53

Human-triggered wind slab avalanches remain possible today. MODERATE avalanche danger exists on wind-loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects 35 degrees and steeper in near and above treeline terrain. Use clues like cornices, drifted snow, ripples in the snow surface, and other wind created textures to help determine where wind slabs may exist. Convex rollovers, areas near rocks, unsupported slopes, couloirs/gullies, and other complex terrain represent the most likely places to trigger wind slabs.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-16
December 16, 2014 at 6:51

Human-triggered wind slab avalanches are possible (MODERATE avalanche danger) on wind-loaded NW-N-NE-E aspects 35 degrees and steeper in near and above treeline terrain. Due to shifting winds some isolated pockets of wind slabs may exist on SE aspects in near and above treeline terrain. Use clues like cornices, drifted snow, ripples in the snow surface, and other wind created textures to help determine where wind slabs may exist.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-15
December 15, 2014 at 6:48

Isolated pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger may form today near and above treeline on NW-N-NE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW. Isolated areas of small and shallow wind slab instability are expected today in wind loaded areas.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-14
December 14, 2014 at 6:30

Near and above treeline, pockets of MODERATE danger continue to exist along the Sierra Crest on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering wind slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-13
December 13, 2014 at 6:54

Near and above treeline, pockets of MODERATE danger exist along the Sierra Crest on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 35 degrees and steeper due to lingering wind slabs. For all other areas, avalanche danger is LOW.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-12
December 12, 2014 at 7:00

Human-triggered avalanches are likely (CONSIDERABLE danger) on NW-N-NE aspects steeper than 32 degrees due to wind slabs (all elevations) and deep persistent slabs (above 9000 ft). In other wind loaded areas on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects human triggered avalanches will be possible (MODERATE danger) on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Strong winds may mean wind slabs formed at lower elevations and in atypical areas. In areas east of Lake Tahoe where less snow fell, less avalanche danger will exist. 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-11
December 11, 2014 at 6:54

The avalanche danger will remain LOW until the precipitation starts to fall. Once the snow begins accumulating the avalanche danger will increase quickly and could reach HIGH on slopes steeper than 32 degrees during the night. Natural avalanches will become likely tonight and early tomorrow morning. Wind slab, storm slab, and deep persistent slab avalanches will all become problems during the next 24 hours. Travel in and around avalanche terrain is not recommended during the storm.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-10
December 10, 2014 at 6:51

The avalanche danger will remain LOW for all elevations and aspects today. Continue to use normal caution when traveling in the backcountry.

Expect the avalanche danger to increase dramatically starting tomorrow as a strong winter storm arrives over the forecast area. Wind slab, storm slab, and deep persistent slab avalanches could all become problems during this storm.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-09
December 9, 2014 at 6:30

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised.

 

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December 8, 2014 at 6:59

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Normal caution is advised.

 

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-07
December 7, 2014 at 6:56

Avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Low likelihood high consequence large size persistent slab avalanches remain a lingering concern in isolated areas above 9,000' on NW-N-NE aspects both above and below treeline.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-06
December 6, 2014 at 7:00

Above 9000 ft. in below, near, and above treeline terrain, human-triggered avalanches may remain possible on some NW-N-NE aspects due to persistent slabs on slopes 34 degrees and steeper. Pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger exist in these areas. Higher elevation northerly facing slopes with the most snow represent the most likely places to find persistent slabs and the places where people want to recreate. Don't let early season excitement overrule good judgment and decision making.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-05
December 5, 2014 at 7:00

Above 9000 ft. on slopes 32 degrees and steeper, human-triggered avalanches remain possible on NW-N-NE aspects due to possible persistent slabs. Near and above treeline wind-loaded NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects above 8000 ft. steeper than 35 degrees may still hold human-triggerable wind slabs especially on unsupported slopes, couliors and gullies, and in complex and/or extreme terrain. The avalanche danger rating for these areas remains MODERATE.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-04
December 4, 2014 at 7:25

Above 8000 ft. on slopes 32 degrees and steeper, human-triggered avalanches remain possible on NW-N-NE aspects in all terrain and on near and above treeline E-SE aspects. MODERATE avalanche danger exists in these areas due to wind slabs and possible persistent slabs. Higher elevation slopes with the most snow represent both the most dangerous places to go and the places where people want to recreate. Don't let early season excitement overrule good judgment and decision making.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-12-03
December 3, 2014 at 6:55

Above 8,000', areas of CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exist both above and below treeline on NW-N-NE-E-SE aspects on slopes 32 degrees and steeper. For all other areas, avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Wind slabs and persistent slabs can be found in a variety of areas. Natural avalanches are possible, human triggered avalanches are possible to likely.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-11-30
November 30, 2014 at 19:53

Early season conditions update #3.

If the storms and snow accumulations forecasted for this week occur, the daily avalanche advisory will likely resume. For now and even after this weeks storms, expect early season conditions with lots of exposed rocks and a shallow weak snowpack that barely covers most obstacles. Keep checking this site for updates as the conditions change and the snow falls.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-11-20
November 20, 2014 at 7:56

Early season conditions update #2.

Daily avalanche advisories will resume in either November or December as conditions dictate. Until that time, occational updates to this page will occur as conditions warrant.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-11-13
November 13, 2014 at 7:41

Early season conditions update #1.

Daily avalanche advisories will resume in either November or December as conditions dictate. Until that time, occational updates to this page will occur as conditions warrant.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-10-31
October 31, 2014 at 8:28

General Fall Avalanche Statement

Daily avalanche advisories will resume in either November or December as conditions dictate. Until that time, occational updates to this page will occur as conditions warrant.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-09-26
September 26, 2014 at 9:06

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Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-04-21
April 21, 2014 at 6:34

We have stopped issuing daily avalanche advisories for the 2013-2014 season as our funding allotted for this season is now exhausted. Avalanche advisories will resume in the fall of 2014.

Avalanche activity can and most likely will continue to occur this spring as additional storm cycles impact the forecast area. Continue to monitor changing conditions and use caution when traveling in the backcountry. For general spring avalanche information please read the full spring avalanche statement.

Click here to see the full advisory for 2014-04-20
April 20, 2014 at 6:35

In response to daytime warming, avalanche danger will quickly rise from to LOW danger early this morning to MODERATE danger later this morning for all elevations and aspects on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches will become possible. Natural avalanches remain unlikely.

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April 19, 2014 at 6:47

MODERATE danger will form on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper as daytime warming and sunshine melt through the overnight refreeze holding the snowpack together. Human triggered loose wet avalanches will become possible. Natural avalanches remain unlikely.

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April 18, 2014 at 7:00

Pockets of MODERATE danger will form on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper as daytime warming and sunshine melt through the overnight refreeze that holds the snowpack together. Human triggered loose wet avalanches will become possible. Natural avalanches remain unlikely but not impossible.

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April 17, 2014 at 6:36

Areas of MODERATE danger will form on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper as daytime warming and sunshine melt through the thin overnight refreeze holding the snowpack together. Human triggered loose wet avalanches will become possible. Natural avalanches remain unlikely but not impossible.

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April 16, 2014 at 6:48

Early this morning, avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Areas of MODERATE danger will form as the day progresses on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches will become possible. Natural avalanches remain unlikely.

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April 15, 2014 at 6:33

Early this morning, avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. Areas of MODERATE danger will form quickly today on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches are possible. Natural avalanches are unlikely.

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April 14, 2014 at 6:54

Early this morning, avalanche danger is LOW for all elevations and aspects. In response to daytime warming, pockets of MODERATE danger will form on all aspects at all elevations on slopes 37 degrees and steeper. Human triggered loose wet avalanches are possible. Natural avalanches are unlikely.