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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Join CNFAIC forecasters for an evening of avalanche awareness with a focus on recognizing obvious clues and companion rescue. Is your avalanche rescue gear up to snuff? Are your beacon batteries fresh and is your beacon functioning properly? What about airbags? Please join us in Girdwood at the Glacier Ranger Station Dec 15th from 6:30-8pm, 145 Forest Station Road !!
Turnagain Advisory
Thursday, December 8th 2016
A MODERATE avalanche danger exists on all aspects above 2000’ where triggering an avalanche 1-2+’ thick is possible on slopes steeper than 35 degrees. Triggering an isolated wind slab avalanche is also possible today near ridgetops that have been loaded by winds over the past week. Below 2000' in the trees where the snow is loose and unconsolidated the avalanche danger remains LOW. If headed to Summit Lake check out the Summit Lake Summary HERE. ***Out of area: Click HERE to check out an observation about a human triggered avalanche in the Anchorage Front Range on Dec. 5. …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, December 3rd 2016
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Overall the snowpack in the Summit area is shallow with only 4 inches on the Summit Lake SNOTEL at 1400'. Snowfall in late October was followed by rain all the way to upper ridgeline elevations and then a few small snow storms in early November. The avalanche season got started with a storm on November 17th that brought 6-10" to the area and landed on a widespread layer of surface hoar that developed on the cold, moist, clear nights that preceded the storm. This combination was the catalyst for …
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