By: Leah Kirby and Sophia Welch
How Are Avalanches Formed?
Where Are Avalanches Formed?
Avalanches are formed on mountains in colder climates . So if you live in a warm place and there is a mountain then you probably will not see an Avalanche. If you live in a cold place like North America, Europe, or near the Arctic you have to be aware of Avalanches. Avalanches mostly occur in the Alp Mountains near North America and Europe . So next time you are in the Alp Mountains beware of signs like this. ------->
Dogs can help sniff out people who are caught in avalanches.
Avalanches can reach speeds of 80 miles per hour within about 5 seconds.
Avalanches are more common on 30 - 40deg mountains .