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Weather Wise: Avalanche fatalities on the rise

Posted: 4:20 PM, Jan 28, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-28 18:20:57-05

HELENA — In the last week alone there have been five avalanche fatalities in the United States - in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, California and Colorado.

There have been 12 avalanche fatalities in the United States so far this season.

In this week's Weather Wise, throughout the west, the snowpack has buried weak layers from early season that have been overloaded by storms since the start of 2020.