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Turnagain Advisory
Wednesday, January 23rd 2019
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE at all elevations today. As strong winds and new snow/rain impact the region triggering a slab avalanche will be likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees and natural avalanches are possible. Cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making are essential today. Avoid travel under cornices and glide cracks. Pay attention to changing conditions during this active storm cycle. Precipitation intensity and strong winds may bump the danger up to HIGH late in the day and natural avalanches could become likely.   GIRDWOOD: Warming temperatures and rain on old snow = ROOF AVALANCHES. Pay attention to children and pets and where you park your car.  PORTAGE and PLACER VALLEY:  Heavier rain and snowfall rates are expected and large avalanches above treeline may send debris to sea level and over summer hiking trails such as Byron Glacier Trail. SUMMIT LAKE / JOHNSON PASS:  A poor snowpack structure exists in this area, which is very different t ...
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