Winter storm helps Sierra snowpack, but raises avalanche concerns

TRUCKEE, Calif. (KOLO) -- People all over the Truckee Meadows woke up to at least several inches of fresh powder March 3, 2018.

While that is a welcome sight, there are concerns this weekend that people not being careful could trigger an avalanche in the back country.

The Sierra Avalanche Center says there is "Considerable Danger" of an avalanche for Saturday, if skiers and snowshoers in the back country, aren't careful.

They are warning people, if they do go out into those areas this weekend, be aware. They say don't let "Powder Fever" get in the way of good judgment.

For more information on the avalanche conditions in the Sierra, click here.