Avalanche Forecast
Avalanche risk Turnagain Pass
Issued Sun, May 2nd, 2021
A current avalanche forecast has not been issued.
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Recent Observations
Date Region Location
05/18/21 Turnagain Observation: Tincan Ridge
05/17/21 Hatcher Pass Observation: Northwest aspects of Hatch ridge line and 4068
04/30/21 Turnagain Observation: Sunburst
04/27/21 Turnagain Observation: Tincan Ridge
04/26/21 Turnagain Observation: Magnum
04/25/21 Turnagain Observation: Sunburst
04/24/21 Turnagain Observation: Airplane obs
04/24/21 Turnagain Observation: Corn biscuit
04/24/21 Other Regions Observation: Culross island
04/24/21 Hatcher Pass Avalanche: Wet avalanches and Road obs
Tue, April 27, 2021
Tips for Navigating the Backcountry in the Springtime
Spring has made a dramatic appearance in Southcentral Alaska, which means we are in the midst of a transition from a winter snowpack to a warm and wet spring snowpack. Managing springtime avalanche problems can be tricky, with conditions often changing from stable to dangerous within a matter of hours. Some of the factors contributing to the unique set of challenges in the springtime– long days and warmer temperatures– also make this one of the best times of the year...
Fri, April 16, 2021
Springtime Avalanche Hazard – News Release, April 16, 2021
Unseasonably warm temperatures over the Chugach National Forest are creating dangerous avalanche conditions during hot and sunny afternoons/evenings. We have issued a SPECIAL AVALANCHE BULLETIN through the National Weather Service that will be in effect through Sunday, April 18th. This bulletin may be extended pending weather conditions. Natural avalanches are expected to release naturally on southerly facing slopes at all elevations during the afternoons and evenings when sunshine is rapidly warming the snowpack. Debris may be large enough to run...
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