With cool and mostly clear weather the last several days it finally looks like we have a shot of precip Sunday into Monday. A cold front will move through Alaska starting warm (Sun) and leaving cold (Mon). How much snow will we get at Turnagain? Well, it’s a bit too early to tell and it also depends on the flow direction – we are not set up that well with this system. However, the models are showing around an inch of water, yet a bit more in favored areas like Hatcher Pass. This equates to roughly a foot at the high elevations and a couple inches of wet snow over rain at sea level.
|01/17/22||Turnagain||Observation: Lipps||Sykes / Vantrease / Cronick Forecaster|
|01/17/22||Turnagain||Observation: Magnum||Andy Moderow|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Observation: Gold Pan||Neil Gotschall|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Center Ridge||Zach Behney|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Cornbiscuit uptrack||AAS Rec Level 1 Latosuo|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Avalanche: Gold Pan||Anonymous|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Observation: Turnagain Sunny Side||Troy Tempel|
|01/16/22||Turnagain||Observation: Pete’s North||A. Dahl, A. Wygant|
|01/15/22||Turnagain||Observation: Johnson Pass Area||Schauer/ Wagner/Davis Forecaster|
|01/15/22||Turnagain||Observation: Tincan Common||Andy Moderow|
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is a general backcountry avalanche advisory issued for Turnagain Arm with Turnagain Pass as the core advisory area. This advisory does not apply to highways, railroads or operating ski areas.