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 at Ski AK's new store location in Anchorage for a discussion on weather and snow forecasting to help plan for day or mulit-day trips! We want to teach you how to sift through the plethora of internet information to find what matters. We'll also be discussing some basic avalanche awareness, the CNFAIC website and other avalanche information sites. See you there at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Dec 6th!!
Turnagain Advisory
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
The avalanche danger is MODERATE on all slopes near and above treeline. Triggering a slab avalanche 1-2+' thick is still possible and the likelihood goes up as one travels to areas that have had less traffic this season. This is due to a buried layer of surface hoar that remains reactive. Additionally, triggering a wind slab avalanche is also possible today on steep slopes that have been loaded by winds over the past week. Below 2000' in the trees where the snow is loose and unconsolidated the avalanche danger remains LOW. If headed to Summit Lake check out the Summit Lake Summary HERE and a recent observation from Fresno Ridge on Sunday, Dec.4, HERE. ***Out of area: Click HERE to check out an observation about a human triggered avalanche in the Anchorage Front Range on Dec. 5. …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, December 3rd 2016
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Overall the snowpack in the Summit area is shallow with only 4 inches on the Summit Lake SNOTEL at 1400'. Snowfall in late October was followed by rain all the way to upper ridgeline elevations and then a few small snow storms in early November. The avalanche season got started with a storm on November 17th that brought 6-10" to the area and landed on a widespread layer of surface hoar that developed on the cold, moist, clear nights that preceded the storm. This combination was the catalyst for …
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