Avalanche warning issued for Colorado’s mountains | SummitDaily.com

Avalanche warning issued for Colorado’s mountains

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a special avalanche advisory for the northern, central and southern mountains, including Summit County, through Sunday, May 3.

High daytime temperature and little to no overnight freezing will create dangerous avalanche conditions this weekend, and destructively large natural and triggered avalanches will become likely through the day, according to the center.

The advisory cautions recreationists to plan their day to be off and out from underneath steep slopes before beginning to break through the snowpack. In the mornings, any temporarily supportive crusts near the surface will break down rapidly, according to the advisory.

Backcountry travel this weekend will require conservative decision making, cautious route-finding, and careful snowpack and terrain evaluation, the forecast states.

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