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Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting, Phase I : A Feasibility Study (Fiscal Year 1975) : Final Report

Description: This report describes the results of a feasibility study comprising Phase I of a Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting Program for mountain passes in the State of Washington.

The report describes existing weather and avalanche data sources, and suggests improvements and additions for improved input to and feedback from a centralized avalanche forecaster's office which will improve avalanche predictions for all passes within the State.
WSDH and consultant efforts and results during FY 75 are described, and specific recommendations for Phase II, implementation of avalanche hazard forecasting, are provided

  • Date Published: August, 1975
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 23.1
  • Last Modified: July 24, 2007
  • Author: Washington State Highway Commission; Washington (State). Dept. of Highways.
  • Originator: Washington State Highway Commission; Washington (State). Dept. of Highways.
  • # of Pages: 79 p., 1,664 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Avalanches, Communications, Data collection, Forecasting, Hazards, Mountains, Precipitation (Meteorology), Roadside hazards, Temperature, Weather and climate, Weather forecasting.
  • Keywords: Avalanche hazard, weather, weather observations, wind, temperature, precipitation, data reporting, avalanche hazard forecasting, communications.
  • Related Publications: Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting : Operating Manual : Methods and Equipment Developed During the Project, (WA-RD 23.1A).
    Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting : Interim Report, (WA-RD 23.2). Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting : Final Report, (WA-RD 23.3). Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting : Summary of Scientific Investigations, (WA-RD 23.4).

This abstract was last modified March 17, 2016