The North American Avalanche Danger Scale is a five level scale used to communicate the danger of avalanche to backcountry recreationalists. The danger is a combination of the expected likelihood, size, and distribution of avalanches. It provides a very basic description of the avalanche conditions.
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Weather Stations Upgrade
We've wrapped up daily forecasts for the season at the Northwest Avalanche Center and are shifting gears to planning for seasons to come. The Spring Fund Drive has become a critical piece in this annual transition. Last year we raised $30,000 to build our mountain weather stations graphs which have become an essential planning tool for NWAC users.
This year we are asking for your help in upgrading our mountain weather stations.
With 47 stations, the NWAC network is the largest of its kind, however, many are outdated and in need of more resources to keep them functioning properly.
This year our goal is to raise $25,000 to complete an audit of our weather stations, prioritize stations to upgrade, and allocate funds to create a specific position for weather station upgrades.
Please consider donating to support the network you rely on.
Snowball 2016 is Thursday, February 4 at the Seattle Design Center in Seattle!
Please help us support avalanche safety and join us for a great dinner, drinks, silent and live auctions, and more!