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Nov 20th, 2016    Public Observer
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Nov 21st, 2016    Heather Thamm
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Nov 20th, 2016    Johnston-Bloom / Moderow
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Nov 11th, 2016   
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Announcements

Join CNFAIC forecasters for a FREE hands-on and in-the-snow avalanche rescue workshop!! This 1.5 hour informal rescue workshop is geared for all user groups. Grab your friends and join us before hitting the hills!! WHERE: Turnagain Pass (Motorized parking lot) - Look for the blue CNFAIC avalanche trailer. WHEN: Saturday, February 11th, 11:00am - 12:30pm We will focus on practicing with your avalanche beacon, probe and shovel - so wear gear to walk and dig in the snow! We'll also talk and work on strategic shoveling techniques and common mistakes.
Turnagain Advisory
Tuesday, January 24th 2017
CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger exists in the alpine surrounding Turnagain Pass where triggering a wind slab avalanche up to 2-3 feet thick will be likely on steep leeward slopes. At Treeline and below the avalanche danger is MODERATE where triggering a loose snow avalanche or a soft slab up to 1’ thick is possible. Recent snowfall,15-24”, combined with rising temperatures may be adding stress to older layers within the snowpack, and triggering a deeper more connected slab may be possible today on larger steep slopes. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making are essential if venturing into the alpine today.  Girdwood Valley: Slabs and loose snow avalanches (sluffs) both have the potential to be larger due to more snow that has fallen over th …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, January 21st 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Summit Lake on the Kenai continues to have a VERY thin snowpack. Friday, January 20th into Saturday morning, January 21st, roughly 10” of snow has fallen and possibly another 3-10” may fall throughout the day today (Saturday.) Elevated avalanche danger exists today (Saturday) and dangerous avalanche conditions could persist through the week in the Summit Lake Zone.  A big shift in our current weather pattern is expected to bring more snowfall (possibly rain) and warming temperatures to Sout …
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