Avalanche Report: Copper River Highway hazard condition considerable

Noon Wednesday, March 14, 2018

COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Current:                       CONSIDERABLE

Outlook:                       The hazard should decrease Thursday.

BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD

Above Tree Line: HIGH  Avoid steep loaded slopes.

Tree Line: CONSIDERABLE  Avoid steep loaded slopes

Below Tree Line:  MODERATE   Be wary of what is above.

We received 1 ½ inches of water in the last 24 hours. Temperatures decreased last night, bringing 6 inches of wet snow to1500 feet and probably a foot of snow in the upper mountains. Temperatures have quickly climbed this morning, bringing rain back up to our local peaks. Avalanches will occur today. Extra caution is advised for the highway. Backcountry users should avoid steep loaded slopes at tree line and above.

Weather should dry out overnight, allowing the avalanche hazard to decrease. More precipitation is expected by Friday. The avalanche hazard may increase then.

Steve “Hoots” Witsoe

hoots@ctcak.net 

Backcountry forecasts sponsored by:

Alaska Avalanche Information Center

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

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