Avalanche Advisory Archive Pre-2016

Date Issued:2016-02-17
Danger:1
Trend:3
Probability:1
Size:1
Problem:9
Discussion:

The National Weather Service Forecasts-

TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SOUTH OF TAKU INLET...SCATTERED RAIN
SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 41. NORTH WIND 10 MPH.

TONIGHT...DECREASING CLOUDS. LOWS 22 TO 30. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS AROUND 33. NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS 19 TO 25. NORTH
WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.

Yesterday around lunch time temperatures started falling. By 9pm temps at Tram Summit elevations had reached freezing. Currently it is 29f. Temps fell 8f degrees over a 16 hour period.

Eaglecrest also started warm yesterday with a high of 37f at mid mountain. Currently its 31f at the base area, 28f at mid mountain and 26f on top.

After 8 days of warm temps and not much new snow these cooler temps are helping to solidify the snowpack in place.

Avalanche danger is LOW at this time. Both Natural and Human Triggered avalanches are unlikely.

Continue to be aware of areas of glide and note those areas as weak. Glide avalanches are hard to predict and often occur at the end of a warm spell as you go into cooling... but truly they are very hard to predict so simply avoid areas with glide.

Be safe out there and have a great day.

With no significant precipitation in the forecast and temperatures continuing to cool over the next 48 hours avalanche danger will remain low.

Tip:

Here is a great link to a series of educational lectures. Check them out and watch a few that are of interest to you...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXu5151nmAvS60VScULtnhB0VdvJiA6Bh

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