Noon Friday, January 15, 2021
COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Outlook: The hazard may increase.
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Above Tree Line: CONSIDERABLE Avoid steep slopes.
Tree Line: MODERATE Be wary of what is above.
Below Tree Line: LOW
Precipitation has increased again while the freezing level has climbed towards the peaks. Models suggest over 5 inches of water through Tuesday. The freezing line may fluctuate between sea level and the peaks. Moderate wind will load western aspects. Expect avalanche activity on steep slopes. The avalanche hazard may increase. The freezing line should come down and precipitation taper Tuesday.
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Steve “Hoots” Witsoe
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