Avalanche Warning Statement – Thompson Pass

Issued Jan 23 1100 A HIGH AVALANCHE WATCH is in effect for Thompson Pass beginning tonight at 1800 through Sunday NOON.  Current storm condition should peak around 1500 Saturday and then a general tapering off of snowshowers through Sunday.  With warming temps, expect the typical cycle of wet slides within the new snow or at the new snow/old snow interface.  Winds are generally light with this storm so that may temper loading rates at higher elevation and northerly aspects, but small slab avalanches are likely in particular terrain features at mid mountain through the Pass.

Snow continues through the weekend, but it looks like we have some major clearing on Monday with cold and light northerlies through mid-week.