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Squaw Valley Fire Department
Wednesday January 16th, 2019 :: 05:06 p.m. PST


Avalanche Hazard expected to go from Considerable to High Avalanche Hazard, avoid avalanche hazard zones!

Considerable trending to High Avalanche Hazard in Potential Avalanche Hazard Areas (PAHA)
Due to this afternoon's heavy rains and the uncertainty of tonight's snow level and forecast, we expect the Avalanche Hazard to be High and we advise residents to avoid avalanche hazard zones. If your home is located in an avalanche hazard zone, you should consider evacuating to an area of safety. Anticipate being out of your home for 36 to 48 hours. If you decide to stay within the avalanche hazard zone, avoid outdoor activity in exposed areas. For more avalanche information go to


Avoid avalanche hazard zones, consider evacuating to an area of safety.

Squaw Valley Fire Department
305 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 530-583-6111

Allen Riley

Alert Details

Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Likely (p > ~50%)
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Blizzard Warning

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