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Sierra Avalanche Center issues backcountry avalanche watch for Lake Tahoe region

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Report

The Sierra Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche watch for the Lake Tahoe region.

The watch will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Friday, during which time there will be periods of high avalanche danger, according to the Sierra Avalanche Center.

Avalanche danger was at “moderate” as of Tuesday morning.

A series of winter storms could deliver more than 4 feet of snow at higher elevations Tuesday through Friday.

The cautionary note from the avalanche center is due to the potential for heavy snowfall on existing weak layers in the snowpack.

“Very dangerous avalanche conditions may occur. If so, travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Large destructive avalanches could happen.”

Click here for more information from the Sierra Avalanche Center.