Avalanche warning for Northwest mountains

Avalanche warning for Northwest mountains

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Avalanche Center is warning of a high avalanche danger Thursday in the Washington Olympics, Cascades and the Mount Hood area of Oregon.

The center says winds and rains could weaken layers of snow.

The center says the danger should lessen Friday but increase again Saturday with more warming, winds and rain in the forecast.

The warning covers backcountry terrain and does not apply to ski areas.


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