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Issued
Mon, October 22nd, 2012 - 7:00AM
Expires
Tue, October 23rd, 2012 - 7:00AM
Forecaster
Wendy Wagner
Avalanche risk The Bottom Line

Welcome to fall 2012! We hope everyone has had a great summer. Look for advisories to begin early November.

In the meantime, keep checking our  photos/observations  page for early season submissions!!

Snow has already fallen at all elevations. This looks to be welcoming in what is forecast to be a weak El Nino winter season. What does that mean for us? The climate gurus say we can expect a higher chance of warmer than average temperatures over the winter but as far as how much precipitation we will get, there are equal chances of either being above or below average (a roll of the dice).

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Mon, October 22nd, 2012
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Status of riding areas across the Chugach NF is managed by the Glacier and Seward Ranger Districts, not avalanche center staff. Riding area information is posted as a public service to our users and updated based on snow depth and snow density to prevent resource damage at trailhead locations. Riding area questions contact: mailroom_r10_chugach@fs.fed.us

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