Sierra Avalanche Center issues backcountry avalanche watch for Lake Tahoe region | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

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.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User