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megimoo
12-23-2010, 10:49 AM
Forecasters: Colorado faces most dangerous avalanche conditions in state history...video..

o A storm system thatís been socking parts of Coloradoís mountains with snow isnít over yet.

There was a lull in the system Wednesday, but snow was expected to intensify again later in the day into Thursday.

The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow is expected from the top of the Grand Mesa to the Elk and West Elk Mountains, including the area near Crested Butte.

An avalanche warning for those areas as well as for the mountains around Steamboat Springs remains in effect. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) said 1 to 2 feet fell in the warning area between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Experts are worried about some spots that arenít typically a problem because the overall snowpack is incredibly delicate right now. Avalanche forecasters are now saying Colorado may see the most dangerous avalanche conditions in state history.


http://denver.cbslocal.com/2010/12/22/avalanche-danger-could-be-worst-in-colo-history/

Gingersnap
12-23-2010, 07:35 PM
They've been blasting the faces way earlier than usual this year. It's screwing up traffic to the ski areas.