Avalanche Advisory published on December 10, 2019 @ 12:31:
This advisory is valid for 24 hours
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Be cautious in avalanche terrain as we have heard second hand reports of a snowmobile triggered slide this week, just South West of Payette Lake in the Coppet Creek area that went all the way to the Ground.


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Avalanche Problem #1: Normal Caution

We have gotten some snow in the mountains since October, but not much. We have had fairly cold temperatures which create stereotypical weak layers in early season, shallow snowpacks. In the upper elevations, there is enough snow to get yourself in trouble. Normally we hear about broken parts before we hear about human triggered slides...Be cautious in avalanche terrain as we have heard second hand reports of a snowmobile triggered slide this week, just South West of Payette Lake in the Coppet Creek area that went all the way to the Ground.

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CURRENT CONDITIONS  Weather observations from along the Sierra Crest between 8200 ft. and 8800 ft.
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Disclaimer

This avalanche advisory is provided through a partnership between the Payette National Forest and the Payette Avalanche Center. This advisory covers the West Central Mountains between Hard Butte on the north and Council Mountain on the south. This advisory applies only to backcountry areas outside established ski area boundaries. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur. This advisory expires at midnight on the posted day unless otherwise noted. The information in this advisory is provided by the USDA Forest Service who is solely responsible for its content.