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Feb 17th, 2015    H.Thamm/T.Glassett
Skier triggered avalanches on Tincan on Feb.17     Click for details.
Feb 26th, 2015    Predeger/ Wagner/ May
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Feb 27th, 2015    Fitzgerald
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Mar 9th, 2015    Fitzgerald
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Mar 31st, 2015   
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Announcements

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center and Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center are pleased to announce the launch of an observations program partnership with Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center. Our hope is that Hatcher Pass users will embrace the observations program in the same way Turnagain / Summit users have and begin regularly submitting observations and photos. These observations will help Hatcher Pass forecasters as they collect data for their next advisory. Click here to read recent Hatcher Pass observations. Please submit your own observations and spread the word to others!
Turnagain Advisory
Monday, February 8th 2016
There is a MODERATE avalanche danger at the upper elevations around Turnagain Pass for fresh wind slab avalanches. Slab avalanches up to a foot thick will be possible to trigger on slopes that have been, or are being actively, loaded by winds. At the mid-elevations, watch out for glide cracks and stay out from under them; two cracks have released in the past 36-hours. Lastly, give cornices a wide birth; these are large, looming and still breaking off. *The avalanche danger in Girdwood Valley and Portage Valley may rise to CONSIDERABLE today due to increased precipitation (up to a foot of new snow is possible by this evening).  …
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Summit Weekly Summary
Saturday, February 6th 2016
ARCHIVED ADVISORY - Advisories expire after 24 hours.
Since active weather rolled into the Summit Lake area on Tuesday afternoon we’ve picked up 6-12” of heavy snow at the road level (1400’) and more in the upper elevations.  This is a significant load for a tenuous and shallow snowpack in the Summit Lake region and we can expect storm snow issues this weekend.  Winds have been moderate, largely from the NE and observed as actively transporting snow in the upper elevations on Tuesday (Feb. 2).  Precipitation has been falling primarily as s …
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