Public Information Statement - Anchorage


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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
526 AM AKST Sat Jan 13 2018

...Public Information Statement...

Bulletin - Immediate Broadcast Requested  

The following message is transmitted at the request of the 
Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center - 6 am January 13, 2018

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center
in Girdwood AK has issued a Backcountry Avalanche Warning. 

Timing...In effect from 6 am today January 13, 2018 to 6 am, 
tomorrow, January 14, 2018.

Affected Area...For Turnagain Pass and the Kenai and Western 
Chugach Mountains in and around Eastern Turnagain Arm.

Avalanche Danger...The Avalanche Danger will remain at HIGH today
and is expected to last through the evening.
 
Reason...Recent heavy snow combined with strong wind have created
widespread areas of unstable snow. Both human triggered and 
natural avalanches are likely on slopes steeper than 30 degrees. 

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...Backcountry travelers should
stay off of...and out from underneath slopes steeper than 30 
degrees. Avalanches may run long distances. Avoid avalanche 
terrain today.
Similar avalanche danger may exist at locations outside the 
coverage area of any avalanche center. Check www.avalanche.org for
your closest avalanche center and to learn more about how to 
learn about how to identify avalanche hazards.

This Avalanche Warning does not apply to ski areas or highways 
where avalanche reduction measures are performed.

For more information visit www.cnfaic.org or call: 
CNFAIC staff on duty, Heather Thamm (907)230-2370 or 
Wendy Wagner (435) 640-6508.

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center
PO Box 129 Girdwood, AK 99587
Hotline 907-754-2369 Voice 907-783-3242 Fax 907-783-2094 

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