Avalanche Warnings Issued Throughout Colorado’s Rockies

· Jan. 31, 2014, 8:32 am

As heavy snow continues to fall across the Rockies, the risk of avalanches has prompted  warnings from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  Forecaster Dr. John Snook says natural and human triggered slides in Colorado’s backcountry are likely, and says we're nearing "the most extreme we've seen so far this winter."

The warnings extend through tomorrow morning across the Front Range, into Vail and Summit counties, the Sawatch Range and the Steamboat Springs area. Snook is discouraging backcountry skiing over the weekend when sunny skies and warmer temperatures are forecast.

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