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Olympics

Issued: 6:58 PM PST Monday, November 13, 2017
by Kenny Kramer

Winter 2017-18 Forecast Schedule

Mountain Weather Forecasts, issued once a day in the afternoon, began Monday, November 13th. 

Avalanche and Weather Summaries will be issued:
Wednesday, November 15th
Friday, November 17th
Monday, November 20th

The first* Avalanche Forecast will be issued Tuesday, November 21st @ 6 PM, valid for Wednesday November 22nd.  The full winter forecast schedule will follow through mid-April. 
*This date may change depending on how conditions develop this week. 

NWAC avalanche forecasts apply to backcountry avalanche terrain in the Olympics, Washington Cascades and Mt Hood area. These forecasts do not apply to developed ski areas, avalanche terrain affecting highways and higher terrain on the volcanic peaks above the Cascade crest level.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

This Backcountry Avalanche Forecast is provided in conjunction with the US Forest Service, and is intended for personal and recreational purposes only. Safe backcountry travel requires preparation and planning, and this information may be used for planning purposes but does not provide all the information necessary for backcountry travel. Advanced avalanche education is strongly encouraged.

The user acknowledges that it is impossible to accurately predict natural events such as avalanches in every instance, and the accuracy or reliability of the data provided here is not guaranteed in any way. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations will always occur. This forecast expires 24 hours after the posted time unless noted otherwise.