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Nov 20th, 2016    Public Observer
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Nov 21st, 2016    Heather Thamm
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Nov 20th, 2016    Johnston-Bloom / Moderow
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Join CNFAIC forecasters for a FREE hands-on and in-the-snow avalanche rescue workshop!! This 1.5 hour informal rescue workshop is geared for all user groups. Grab your friends and join us before hitting the hills!! WHERE: Turnagain Pass (Motorized parking lot) - Look for the blue CNFAIC avalanche trailer. WHEN: Saturday, January 21st, 11:00am - 12:30pm We will focus on practicing with your avalanche beacon, probe and shovel - so wear gear to walk and dig in the snow! We'll also talk and work on strategic shoveling techniques and common mistakes.
Turnagain Advisory
Tuesday, January 17th 2017
The avalanche danger is MODERATE today in the mountains surrounding Turnagain Pass at all elevations and on all aspects. Loose snow avalanches are likely on steep terrain and could be fast moving and run further than expected. Triggering a soft wind slab 1-2’ thick is possible on steep terrain features and on unsupported slopes that have been loaded by winds. Northern aspects in Turnagain Pass are also suspect of deeper instabilities where a triggering a slab 2+’ thick is also possible.  ***In the Girdwood Valley where 2.5'-3’ of snow fell this weekend, twice as much as Turnagain Pass, heighten avalanche conditions exist. Careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route-finding and conservative decision making are essential today if venturing into this area. It will be important to keep …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, January 14th 2017
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Summit Lake on the Kenai continues to have a VERY thin snowpack. Friday, Januray 13th into Saturday morning, January 14th, roughly 3-5" of new snow fell, this is after a two-week dry spell! The good news is, there is a chance for additional snow to fall this coming week, possibly even Monday. Stay tuned on the most current up to date avalanche and weather conditions on the Turnagain Pass daily advisory. Also, Please help us keep tabs on the Summit area - if you see any avalanche activity send u …
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