Avalanches possible in the Blue Mountains

By on Friday, February 25th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

EASTERN OREGON – According to the Wallowa Avalanche Center this week the Blue Mountains received 12-24″ of new snow. The team at the center says new snow is not bonding well to the old snow surface. Which means loose dry avalanches could be triggered on steep solar aspects where slick melt-freeze crusts exist. On northerly aspects instability exists at the old/new interface down 12-24″. Carefully evaluate any slopes > 30 degrees for instability and avoid possible trigger points like convex rolls, unsupported slopes, and leeward terrain features near ridgeline.”