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Nov 20th, 2016    Public Observer
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Nov 21st, 2016    Heather Thamm
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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
Friday, January 20th 2017
There is a generally LOW avalanche danger at all elevations today, however there are specific areas in the Alpine that have a MODERATE danger. These are steep slopes where fresh wind slabs may form from today's increase in Southeast winds. If found, these fresh slabs are likely to be shallow, under a foot thick and near ridgelines. There are also older wind slabs to look for that formed by strong winds yesterday and the day before. These are likely to be 1-2' thick, stiff and hard to trigger - but not out of the question. Additionally, watch for sluffs in areas unaffected by winds, these could have more volume and run faster than expected. *Periphery zones such as Placer, the Girdwood Valley and Summit Lake may have a higher likelihood of triggering a slab avalanche breaking in older weak …
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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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