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Current Avalanche Conditions

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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Backcountry forecasts sponsored by:

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

For more avalanche information from around Alaska visit:

http://www.alaskasnow.org/avalanche-bulletins/

 

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

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