Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Walloped in the PNW

It's been a storm for your "stick to the ground shoes", as someone said yesterday in the office. The PNW is getting walloped by a massive Pineapple Express right now, and most of the skiers are taking cover indoors. The snowpack has been spooky through many of the mountains, and hopefully all this moisture helps things settle eventually, or at least gets them to run their course over the next day or two.

If you've been thinking about heading into the mountains, take a look at the excerpts from the NWAC forecast from Tuesday:

...Natural or human triggered slides should become certain Tuesday afternoon.

...Extreme danger does not adequately emphasize the extent of the anticipated avalanche potential for large, destructive slides that involve most of this wint
ers snow cover.

...Slides should run full depth and range up to 6 to 10 feet deep or more, with some running full path distance, expanding or extending current paths and destroying mature timber.

Let's see how things look later in the week, shall we?

(Photo from Route 2 over Stevens Pass last year. Photo by the WSDOT. The same road is currently closed with a slide over all four lanes of the highway.)

Share on Facebook

No comments: