10 a.m. Monday, June 11, 2012
COPPER RIVER HIGHWAY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Current: Below Threshold
Outlook: The CRH avalanche season is over.
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE HAZARD
Above Tree Line: LOW Use caution around cornices and steep unsupported slopes.
Tree Line: LOW Use caution around glide cracks and steep unsupported slopes.
Below Tree Line: Below Threshold
Recent cloudy weather has slowed our spring shed. Also, our snow pack has shrunk enough so that the CRH avalanche season is now officially over.
Expect rain showers through the week. Avalanche activity may continue in the upper mountains, but there is not enough snow left to affect the highway. Backcountry users should still use caution. We may see some loose snow avalanches on steep slopes above tree line. Cornice breaks and glide crack failures could cause larger avalanches. Avalanche activity may increase if we see a hot sunny day or heavy rain.
This has been an exceptional avalanche season. Thanks to all for your help and patience. Please email me if you have any comments. They are greatly appreciated.
Steve “Hoots” Witsoe
Current avalanche activity is an important factor in avalanche forecasting. Please report all observed avalanche activity.
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