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   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Deputy shooting fallout: The children of a Portola man who was shot and killed at Eastern Plumas Health Care last year are seeking millions of dollars in damages.
  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Avalanche warning

Mike Grant
SAR Coordinator Plumas County Sheriffís Office
12/07/2009

The winter storm over the weekend produced unusually cold temperatures and significant snowfall. These conditions, primarily the low water density snow that has fallen, lead toward a significant increase in avalanche danger in the higher elevations, specifically on NW-N-NE facing slopes. Areas along ridge tops that received a high wind loading of snow are also subject to high risk of avalanche.

Later this week, more significant precipitation is forecasted for Plumas County.  Early indications are that these storms will bring significant snowfall to our area with a much higher water density. If this occurs, the combined snow conditions from the two storms will likely produce high, if not extreme, avalanche conditions for the  higher locations of the county through next week.

Everyone, especially snowmobilers, are encouraged to use extra caution while in the back country until the snowpack has time to settle into a more stable mass.

More information regarding current conditions, hazards and avalanche forecasts   can be found at: Sierraavalanchecenter.org

 

 

                                  

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