Avalanche Advisory Archive Pre-2016
The National Weather Service Forecasts-
TODAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 44. LIGHT WINDS. NEAR DOWNTOWN JUNEAU AND DOUGLAS... NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN THE MORNING.
TONIGHT...RAIN LIKELY. LOWS 33 TO 36. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
FRIDAY...RAIN LIKELY. SNOW LEVEL 800 FEET IN THE MORNING. HIGHS AROUND 43. EAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 32. EAST WIND 10 TO
Temperatures have remained fairly constant and right near the point of freezing in our mountain regions. The tram had high yesterday of 35f. An overnight low of 31f and its currently 34f.
Eaglecrest is slightly cooler with a high yesterday at mid mountain of 33f, a low of 28f, and its currently 28f at the base area, 31f mid mountain, and 28f on top.
We have not had much precipitation in the last week. Just a few centimeters of snow here and there. Yesterday the tram picked up 2.3mm of precip with only 1cm of snow. Eaglecrest received about 2.5mm of precipitation and 2cm of snow.
Mountain top winds have been considerable over the last few days. Currently its blowing N15-25 gusting to 30mph at the tram and Eaglecrest is much the same with lighter gusts.
The tram weather station typically underestimates wind from this direction as well.
Expect to see some shallow wind slabs forming high in our start zones. These should remain quite small.
If we see much sun today look to see wet loose avalanche on sunny slopes as the new snow comes off trees, rocks, and steep pitches starting these smaller slides.
Glide remains a concern. Keep an eye out and remember to avoid areas of glide. Recognize they are unpredictable and unstable.
In general danger is low. Even though there is a slight possibility avalanches could occur most activity of any kind is expected to be small.
Here is a link to a great online avalanche educational program put together by the Canadian Avalanche Association.