ESAC is now issuing Backcountry Avalanche Warnings thru the Reno and Las Vegas National Weather Service Offices. These are issued when backcountry avalanche danger is deemed to be HIGH or EXTREME and widespread. When these warnings are issued, travel in or under avalanche terrain is NOT RECOMMENDED. Check the ESAC avalanche advisory for more details and information on avalanche conditions. These warnings are being prodcast thru online channels as well as over local radio stations. Backcountry Avalanche Warnings do not address residential areas and public roads, which may or may not be threatened by heightened avalanche conditions.