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Avalanche deaths spike as storms bring snow

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February 26, 2014
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Heavy snowfall and strong winds in the past month have fueled dangerous conditions in mountains across the West, prompting forecasters to issue warnings of considerable or high avalanche dangers for many areas outside of established ski areas. (Feb. 26) Video provided by AP


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'Snow Monsters' Cover Japan's Mount Zao in the Winter

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