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Current Avalanche Conditions

9 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015

COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Current:                        LOW

Outlook:                       The avalanche hazard may increase Wednesday.

 

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line:          MODERATE  Use caution around steep loaded western slopes.

Tree Line:                     LOW  Be wary of the lack of base.

Below Tree Line:          LOW

 

We received between a ½ and ¾ inch of water Thursday, with light east winds and the freezing line at around 1500 feet. Precipitation ended and temperatures cooled early Friday morning, while winds shifted northeast. This left a trace of rained on snow at sea level, and a refrozen rain crust on a half foot of unconsolidated snow at 1500 feet. Above tree line, up to 6 inches of denser new snow fell on our previous cold light snow as winds moved snow west and then southwest. A few small avalanches occurred on steep western aspects above tree line.

Expect clear, cool, dry weather to promote stability. Backcountry users should use caution on loaded western slopes above tree line. Also, sunshine may create some small loose snow avalanches on steep southern slopes above tree line. The avalanche hazard may increase Wednesday with the next expected storm.

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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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