- Associated Press - Monday, January 9, 2017

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The Central Oregon Avalanche Association is warning that warmer temperatures and additional snow are expected to increase the potential for avalanches.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2i8O1NJ ) that the forecast over the next week calls for wet snow in the Cascades, which would blanket the dry powder that fell over the past week. Those conditions could increase the risk of an avalanche.

The Avalanche Association’s Trevor Miller says trained spotters who regularly visit backcountry spots hadn’t seen signs of heightened risk as of Friday.

Miller’s organization hosts a free seminar about avalanche awareness in Bend once a month during the winter. He says the talks offer tips about how to assess avalanche risk in backcountry skiing areas.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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