- Avalanche Warning for Burney Basin, Eastern Shasta County County, California
- Avalanche Warning issued March 22 at 7:27AM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11 p.m.
- Expires: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
Backcountry Avalanche Warning
The Sierra Avalanche Center in Truckee has issued a Backcountry
Avalanche Warning for the following areas:
Greater Lake Tahoe
* Timing...In effect from Thu 07:00 PDT to Fri 07:00 PDT.
* Affected Area...Central Sierra Nevada mountains between Yuba
Pass (Highway 49) on the north and Ebbetts Pass (Highway 4) on
the south, including the Greater Lake Tahoe area. This warning
applies only to backcountry areas outside of established ski
area boundaries and highway corridors where avalanche mitigation
* Avalanche Danger...HIGH avalanche danger (4 out of 5) will
exist in the warning area.
* Reason/Impacts...A complex mix of heavy snow and rain, strong
winds, and intense precipitation rates has created unstable
avalanche conditions. Expect widespread avalanches both above
and below treeline.
* Precautionary / Preparedness actions...Very dangerous avalanche
conditions exist. Travel in, near, or below avalanche terrain
is not recommended. Natural avalanches are likely and human-
triggered avalanches are very likely. Large destructive
avalanches may occur and could run long distances.
Consult https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/ or
www.avalanche.org for more detailed information.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the
coverage area of this or any avalanche center.