10 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014
COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Current: LOW increasing to MODERATE in the afternoon
Outlook: The hazard should remain about the same through the week.
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Above Tree Line: MODERATE increasing to CONSIDERABLE in the afternoon. Use increasing caution around steep sun baked slopes.
Tree Line: MODERATE Use caution around steep slopes.
Below Tree Line: LOW Be wary of large paths.
We received 3/4 inches of water Friday with the freezing line up near our local peaks. This caused several small and a few medium sized avalanches on steep slopes above tree line. Temperatures remained warm through the weekend. Spring conditions have climbed into our upper mountains.
Expect mostly dry, mostly clear weather with diurnal temperature swings through the week. Warm temperatures along with sunshine may cause some avalanche activity above tree line, especially on western aspects in the afternoon. Avalanches are not expected to affect the highway. Backcountry users should use increasing caution around steep slopes above tree line.
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Steve “Hoots” Witsoe
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