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Avalanche Concerns in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Avalanche warning! Something you may have heard over the years but may not completely understand. Avalanches seem to be an extremely easy concept to understand but actually, they are a little more dynamic than you may think. Us as humans can spark avalanches but they can also happen naturally. Meteorologist Chris Bianchi went up into the Colorado Rockies to understand what avalanches are and how they happen and how we can detect when one may happen.

This is what we are concern about now in the San Juans of Colorado. Fresh snow on top of a snow pack that is rather icy at this point. If you’re planning a trip here soon and are a fan of back country skiing or hiking, remember avalanches can occur at any time.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Andy Stein