How to interpret avalanche reports

Avalanche reports are produced daily by SAIS forecasters. SAIS forecasters carry out a hazard evaluation in the field for part of the day, returning to their base in the afternoon, they will then obtain a specific weather forecast from the Met Office and begin the process of constructing the avalanche report for their region. The area forecaster will discuss the situation with other forecasters and the SAIS co-ordinator after which the report is published.

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