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Eastern Sierra Avalanche Advisory - 2/24/17

Bottom Line:

Although snowfall ended Wednesday morning, upper elevation moderate winds out of the SW to W have continued to load leeward slopes.  Human triggered avalanches will be likely and natural avalanches possible in steep areas that have continued to receive wind-loaded snow.  These sensitive areas are most likely to exist above tree-line on the leeward side of ridges and sidewalls of gullies.  Also small wet point-release natural avalanches will be likely with today’s sunny skies on solar aspects, that could possibly step-down to a larger slab failure.   

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