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Current Avalanche Conditions

Noon Saturday, April 21, 2018

 COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

 Current:                      LOW

 Outlook:                       The hazard should remain the same into next week.

 

 BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line:       CONSIDERABLE  Avoid steep western slopes.

Tree Line:                   MODERATE  Use caution around steep loaded slopes.

 Below Tree Line:       LOW  

We received over an inch of water Friday with the freezing line around 1000 feet. This translated into 8 inches of snow at 1500 feet and probably around a foot of snow towards the upper mountains. Moderate wind loaded western aspects.

Expect isolated showers through the weekend with the freezing line climbing above our local peaks. Avalanches are possible, especially as temperatures increase, but should be limited to the new snow. Lack of snow below 1000 feet should prevent activity from affecting the highway. Precipitation will increase Monday, keeping the hazard elevated into next week.

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Steve “Hoots” Witsoe

424-4668 home

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Backcountry forecasts sponsored by:

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

For more avalanche information from around Alaska visit:

http://www.alaskasnow.org

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

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