Noon Wednesday, November 25, 2015
COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Outlook: The avalanche hazard will remain the same through Friday.
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Above Tree Line: CONSIDERABLE Avoid steep slopes.
Tree Line: LOW Be wary of what is above.
Below Tree Line: LOW
We received over 3 inches of water in the last 24 hours. The freezing line climbed above tree line, but a mix of snow probably fell at higher elevations and further inland. Moderate to strong east wind loaded western aspects. Some avalanche activity probably occurred in the upper mountains. The freezing line has come down to 1500 feet this morning as precipitation continues.
Weather models have been inconsistent. However, expect continuing precipitation through the rest of the week. Precipitation will be heavy with another 3 to 4 inches of water expected today and 2 to 4 inches Thursday. The freezing line will climb above the peaks tonight. Wet avalanche activity is likely, though lack of snow should keep any activity from reaching lower elevations.
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