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Issued: Wed, Nov 09, 2016 at 8AM

Expires: Fri, Nov 11, 2016

Above 2,500ft High

1,500 to 2,500ft Considerable

Below 1,500ft None

Degrees of Avalanche Danger ?

1. Low
2. Moderate
3. Considerable
4. High
5. Extreme

Avalanche Danger Rose ?

Avalanche Problems ?

Problem Details

With plenty of new snow, heavy precipitation rates, and variable winds, all aspects are suspect for fresh storm slabs up to 80 cm thick. Natural and human-triggered avalanches will be likely. Slopes 30 degrees and steeper should be avoided until the new snow has time to settle. Be especially cautious in any wind loaded gullies or lee slopes. Sliding surfaces will be density interfaces within the new snow.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Weather

Customs has reported 2.66″ of precipitation in the last 2 days. Most of that has fallen as snow above 2000ft, adding up to 2-3 feet of fresh snow. A strong storm will hit Wednesday night-Thursday, bringing up to 2″ of additional precipitation. Winds will start out light and turn southerly Thursday, with rising temperatures and snow levels increasing to around 3000ft.

Additional Info & Media

Always travel with a partner trained in avalanche rescue, and carry a beacon, shovel, and probe.

Posted in Chilkat Pass Forecasts.
Erik Stevens

Forecaster: Erik Stevens