Avalanche Advisory Archive Pre-2016
The National Weather Service Forecasts-
TODAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 44. LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHEAST
TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 26. NORTH WIND 10 TO 20 MPH.
THURSDAY...INCREASING CLOUDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
Diurnal fluctuation yesterday with solar radiation warmed up our mountain zones during the day. We went from below freezing in the am to 39f at the Mt Roberts Tram. Eaglecrest saw 36f at mid mountain and a little lower on top.
Winds have been blowing a bit in the last 24 hours. Eaglecrest was showing 10-20mph winds this morning. Winds along the channel are stronger with Mt Roberts showing 20-30 gusting to 40... but our wind gauge is in a protected location so ridgetop winds tend to be higher from this location.
Shallow wind slabs may be developing but danger is minimal.
With another day of sun and significant warming look to see small point releases in areas that received new snow a few days back as the trees and rocks clean off and this gets things rolling. Once again any activity should remain small.
Glide remains a concern remember to avoid glide prone areas.
Avalanche danger is Low to Moderate today with Natural Avalanches being possible with the sun later today.
Enjoy a beautiful day.
Dig A Pit
Why Should I Dig a Pit?
Where Should I Dig a Pit?
Do I need to dig on a steep slope?
Avoid digging in an area that is wind scoured, has old ski or board tracks, or excessive vegetation.
What Am I Looking For?
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