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Current Avalanche Conditions

2 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018

 COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

 Current:                       LOW

 Outlook:                       Hazard should remain the same through the weekend.

 

 BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line:       MODERATE  Beware of wind slabs on leeward slopes.

Tree Line:                   LOW      

 Below Tree Line:       LOW  

 

We received 1 1/2 inches of water Monday with the freezing line climbing near 1000 feet. This translated into over a foot of snow above 1500 feet. Strong east wind loaded western slopes. Some avalanche activity occurred during the storm. Dry calm weather since has allowed the snowpack to adjust and the hazard to decrease.

 Expect mostly dry cold weather through the weekend. North wind may move the avalanche hazard towards southern slopes. Backcountry users should be wary of isolated wind slabs on leeward slopes. The next significant precipitation is expected next week. The avalanche hazard should continue to decrease until then.

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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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