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Turnagain Advisory
Sunday, April 21st 2019
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE above 1000' due to strong winds and a mix of rain and snow impacting the area today. Natural avalanches are possible. Human triggered slab avalanches 1-3' will be likely above 2000'. Below 2000' where rain is falling, triggering wet loose avalanches will be likely. Extra caution is advised. As always, give cornices a wide berth and limit travel under glide cracks.  PORTAGE VALLEY: Cornice fall and/or avalanches from above have the potential to send debris to valley bottoms. Traveling along summer hiking trails, such as the Byron Glacier Trail with steep slopes overhead is not recommended on rainy/snowy days or on sunny afternoons. WHITTIER: Between 1-3 feet of new snow has likely fallen at the upper elevations in the Whittier Glacier region. Gale force winds and more snow and rain are in the forecast today. Heads up as natural avalanches are possible and large human triggered avalanches are likely. LOST LAKE / SEWARD: Extra caution is also a ...
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