Jan 20th, 2015    Predeger/ Thamm/ Fitz
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Jan 19th, 2015    C. Lesesne
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Jan 23rd, 2015    Fitzgerald/Thamm
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Jan 25th, 2015    Fitzgerald/Predeger
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Join CNFAIC forecaster John Fitzgerald for an evening of general avalanche awareness and a discussion on the state of the snowpack at Turnagain Pass! Curious how the snowpack has shaped up so far? What does this mean for a hopeful return to winter in February? Come join in on the discussion Tuesday evening and bring your burning questions. Click link above for more details and how to save your spot!
Turnagain Advisory
Thursday, January 29th 2015
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The avalanche danger is LOW today at all aspects and elevations as weak, incoming weather isn’t expected to significantly add to current concerns.  Pockets of MODERATE danger may exist particularly on upper elevation, west aspects where an older wind slab (3-6”) could be tickled out. If precipitation or winds enter the picture in amounts greater than forecasted, small and shallow (5-10”) wind slabs late in the day could be a concern where active loading is taking place. …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, January 24th 2015
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
The Summit Lake region continues - like much of Alaska - to be starved for snow. Similar to Turnagain Pass, only a couple inches of low density snow cover the ground at the parking lots. The pack is just deep enough for skiing (the dust-on-crust variety) around 2,000' and improves with elevation. The last observed avalanche activity just was over a week ago and associated with a very warm storm that brought rain to 3,000'. The one exception are two cornice breaks that could be as new as Monday …
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