10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019
COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD
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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