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We have some great prizes lined up for this evening's beacon race event at the Haines Brewing Co at 5:30pm. Prizes include a BCA Stash 20 Backpack, BCA shovel, BCA probe, and more! Come show off your skills and win some gear! Remember to bring your own beacon for the race. ... See MoreSee Less
What a fun time! Thanks!!
Big storm winding up in the Gulf is about to slam SE Alaska. Expecting 2" of water equivalent over the next 24hours. That should add up to 12-26" of snow in the valleys depending on how much rain mixes in Wednesday. A full 24-36" is likely in the mountains above 1000ft. Don't bother checking the snow depth on the Mt. Ripinsky weather station...it's completely buried from this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
What were the storm totals on wed?
How much has it snowed in Haines this week? Officially: the 8-day total is up to 57.3" at the NWS Co-Op site near the fairgrounds. Unofficially: we've measured a full 72" in some parts of town. Yet more snow is expected this week, with 3-5" tonight, another 6-12" Monday-Tuesday, and up to 15" additional Tuesday night. Please be careful out there. ... See MoreSee Less
The Haines Avalanche Center is issuing a special advisory about roof avalanches. We have received around 6 feet of snow in town in the last 8 days. With warming temperatures and more snow expected, roofs will be shedding dangerous amounts of snow. Roof avalanches can be deadly, and have led to several fatalities over the last decade in North America. Also a reminder that backcountry avalanche danger remains high. Travel in the backcountry is strongly discouraged for the next several days. ... See MoreSee Less
Going to get wetter/heavier
Last night about 3 am I was out back stoking the boiler and the entire back roof of the Funny Farm let loose 2’+. Knocked me off my feet and filled firebox with snow to where I had to shovel it out. Fun starting a wet boiler in the wee hours after getting powder blasted. Watch out!
Oh my! That’s a lot of snow!