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Current Avalanche Conditions

10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019

 COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

 Current:                      CONSIDERABLE

 Outlook:                       The hazard will remain elevated through Monday.

 

 BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line:       HIGH  Avoid cornices and steep loaded slopes.

Tree Line:                   CONSIDERABLE  Avoid steep loaded slopes.

 Below Tree Line:       MODERATE  Avoid large paths.

 

We are having a meltdown, with heavy precipitation and the freezing line above our local peaks. Weather models suggest 2 inches of water Saturday, another 2 inches Sunday, and yet another 2 inches Monday. The wet warm pattern looks to continue through next week. Expect wet avalanches.

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Steve “Hoots” Witsoe

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Backcountry forecasts sponsored by:

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

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http://www.alaskasnow.org

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

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