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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1047 AM AKST Wed Dec 6 2017

BULLETIN IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
VALDEZ AVALANCHE CENTER 
RELAYED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE, AK

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE Alaska
Avalanche Information Center & Valdez Avalanche Center

ISSUED: A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING

* TIMING: IN EFFECT FROM 9AM AKST THIS MORNING TO 9AM AKST THURSDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA: THOMPSON PASS AND VALDEZ AREA

* AVALANCHE DANGER: AVALANCHE DANGER IS INCREASING HIGH TO EXTREME

* REASON/IMPACTS: HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH WIND WILL CREATE 
  WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW. Thompson Pass has received 
  nearly 40 inches snow with approximately 6 inches water 
  equivalent since December 2.

PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: LARGE AVALANCHES IN MANY 
AREAS

TRAVEL IN AVALANCHE TERRAIN IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THIS 
COVERAGE AREA

CONSULT WWW.ALASKASNOW.ORG FOR SHARED OBSERVATIONS.



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