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Avalanche Danger

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

Avalanche Warning

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Relayed by National Weather Service Reno NV

445 AM PST Sun Dec 26 2021


The following message is transmitted at the request of the Eastern

Sierra Avalanche Center.


The Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center in Mammoth Lakes has issued a

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING for the following areas:

NWS Las Vegas NV - CA-519 (Eastern Sierra in Inyo County) NWS

Reno NV - CA-073 (Eastern Sierra in Mono County)


* WHAT...Widespread High Avalanche danger will thru at least

Monday evening


* WHERE...The eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range

between Virginia Lakes on the north to Bishop Creek on the

south.


* WHEN...In effect from Sun 04:15 PST to Mon 18:00 PST.


* IMPACTS...Recent heavy snow combined with wind will likely

create widespread areas of unstable snow.


* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Very dangerous avalanche

conditions exist. Heavy snowfall combined with strong to

extreme winds and a weak underlying snowpack will likely create

widespread areas of unstable snow. Avalanches may run long

distances and can run into lower angle terrain typically thought

of as safe. Travel in, near, or below avalanche terrain is not

recommended.


Consult http://www.esavalanche.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.

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