Avalanche Advisory Archive Pre-2016

Date Issued:2016-02-16
Danger:1
Trend:3
Probability:1
Size:2
Problem:9
Discussion:

The National Weather Service Forecasts-

TODAY...CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 41.
NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

TONIGHT...CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
AROUND 30. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS BECOMING MIXED WITH
RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS AROUND 36. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

We are going on 8 days now with not much in the way of freezing temps at the Mt Roberts Tram Summit level. Yesterday had a low of 32f, a high of 37f and it is currently 34f. Eaglecrest is showing a 24 hour mid mountain low of 29f, a high of 34f and its currently 32f at the base. 32f at mid mountain and 28f on top.

Winds yesterday blew 10-20 gusting to 30 out of the North at Eaglecrest and were slightly lower at the tram from 10-15. They have since dropped down to 5-10.

We received only a trace of precipitation yesterday and the snowpack settled only slightly.

With clouds and not much in the way of precipitation in the forecast avalanche danger is LOW at this time.

Be aware that there is still some danger lingering in areas with glide. Look to identify areas of glide and avoid those areas.

This cooler weather right at freezing has allowed the snowpack to lock back up at upper elevations.

Tip:

LIVE TO RIDE ANOTHER DAY!

Eaglecrest is hosting an Backcountry Safety Awareness and Companion Rescue Course Saturday March 5th from 8:30am-3:30pm.

This course is free and sponsored by the Department of Public Safety.

During this day long course you will learn about avalanche terrain, weather, and stability assessment tests. You will also learn about Avalanche Rescue as well as transceiver, probe and shovel use.

Please share this offering with your friends. Lets all do out part to maintain a safe backcountry community.

For more information or to sign up please email Tom.Mattice@juneau.org