Avalanche warning issued for Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes

Avalanche warning posted for both Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes.

avalanche warning
Cascade Mountains

The Northwest Avalanche Center has issued an avalanche warning for all of the west slopes of the Cascades including both Stevens and Snoqualmie Passes. There is high avalanche danger forecasted for all elevations through today and into Thursday morning.

Avalanche Danger
Avalanche Map

The combination of heavy, wet snow on top of a slab of snowpack has made conditions in the Cascades highly susceptible to an avalanche. There have been 11 U.S. avalanche fatalities over the past ten years for hikers and of those 11, six, or 54-percent, occurred here in Washington State.