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Current Avalanche Conditions

Noon March 27, 2017

COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Current:                       CONSIDERABLE

Outlook:                       The avalanche hazard may increase.

 

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line:          CONSIDERABLE   Avoid steep wind loaded western aspects.

Tree Line:                     CONSIDERABLE   Avoid steep wind loaded western aspects.

Below Tree Line:          MODERATE  Be wary of roof slides and large avalanche paths

 

We’ve received 10 inches of snow down to sea level in the last 12 hours. Temperatures are near freezing and climbing with daytime heating. Winds are loading western aspects.

Weather models have been inconsistent but suggest an inch of water today, another inch Tuesday, and yet another Wednesday. This could translate into 3 feet of snow. The freezing line will fluctuate, climbing during the day. Moderate east winds will continue to load western aspects. The new snow is top heavy and will probably cause avalanche activity, especially during the heat of the day. The avalanche hazard will increase as new snow accumulates.

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Steve “Hoots” Witsoe

424-4668 home

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Backcountry forecasts sponsored by:

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

For more avalanche information from around Alaska visit:

http://www.alaskasnow.org/

 

Current avalanche activity is an important factor in avalanche forecasting. Please report all observed avalanche activity.

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