avalanche http://www.kplu.org en What To Do If You're Caught In An Avalanche, And How To Avoid The Danger http://www.kplu.org/post/what-do-if-youre-caught-avalanche-and-how-avoid-danger <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;">As snow continues to pound the region's ski resorts, plenty of skiers are expected to hit the slopes. But with the increased </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">snowpack</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 22px;"> comes the risk of avalanches.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:38:41 +0000 Chris Lehman 13629 at http://www.kplu.org What To Do If You're Caught In An Avalanche, And How To Avoid The Danger Snow On The Mountains Comes With Heightened Avalanche Risk http://www.kplu.org/post/snow-mountains-comes-heightened-avalanche-risk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two cross-country skiers from the Seattle area died and two others were injured Tuesday in an avalanche in the southern </span>Wallowa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mountains in eastern Oregon, according to the Baker County sheriff.</span></p><p>The skiers were part of an eight-member group on a guided tour when the avalanche hit. After a dry period, the Northwest is seeing heavy snow, which has increased the avalanche danger across the region.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:08:41 +0000 Jessica Robinson 13569 at http://www.kplu.org Snow On The Mountains Comes With Heightened Avalanche Risk Northwest back country ripe for more avalanches http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-back-country-ripe-more-avalanches <p>The conditions that led to fatal avalanches in the Washington Cascades could get worse this week. Three expert skiers died near Stevens Pass on Sunday and a snowboarder died in a separate avalanche near Snoqualmie.</p><p>Mark Moore is the director of the <a href="http://www.nwac.us/">Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center</a>. He says a crystalline layer of frost prevented new snow from bonding with the bottom layers. He estimates that led to hundreds if not thousands of avalanches in remote areas over the weekend.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:36:59 +0000 Jessica Robinson 4209 at http://www.kplu.org Northwest back country ripe for more avalanches Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-15 <p><b>Did you get snow?</b> Some areas of western Washington did. <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=237&amp;map.y=139&amp;minlon=-124.8&amp;maxlon=-120.57&amp;minlat=46.2&amp;maxlat=49.33&amp;mapwidth=354&amp;site=sew&amp;zmx=1&amp;zmy=1">Today&#39;s forecast calls for</a> morning rain with some sun breaks today, highs near 50, and cool temperatures again tonight.&nbsp;</p><p>In headlines this morning:</p><ul><li><b>Avalanches Hit Snoqualmie Pass, I-90</b></li><li><b>Protesters Camp Out at State Capitol</b></li><li><b>House Rejects Republican Budget Plan</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Avalanches Injure Skiers, Temporarily Close I-90</b></p><p>Nine people were rescued Wednesday after being caught in <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/Two-hurt-in-Mount-Snoqualmie-ski-area-119353314.html">two separate avalanches near Snoqualmie Pass</a>. In one incident, an avalanche hit a group of skiers who were in a backcountry area just below the summit of the pass.</p><p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:22:12 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1154 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines