Avalanche risk high in Cascade, Olympics

Tacoma News TribuneMarch 4, 2014 

The risk of avalanche is high Tuesday throughout the Washington Cascades and the Olympics according to the Northwest Avalanche Center.

The NWAC has five ratings for avalanche risk and “high” is the second highest.”

The NWAC released snow depth data on March 1.

Stevens, Snoqualmie and White passes and Mission Ridge all have a snowpack exceeding 100 percent of normal. Crystal Mountain is 93 percent of normal. Paradise is at 96 percent. Mount Baker is at 86 percent and Hurricane Ridge is at 73 percent.

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