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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
654 AM AKST TUE JAN 12 2021

...BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6AM TUESDAY FOR 
THE WESTERN CHUGACH AND KENAI MOUNTAINS...

CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHUGACH
NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER 6:00AM TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2021

THE CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER IN GIRDWOOD AK HAS 
ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING: IN EFFECT FROM 6:00AM TODAY, JANUARY 12, TO 6:00AM 
  TOMORROW, JANUARY 13, 2021.

* AFFECTED AREA: FOR THE WESTERN CHUGACH AND KENAI MOUNTAINS IN 
  AND AROUND GIRDWOOD, TURNAGAIN PASS, SUMMIT LAKE, LOST LAKE AND 
  SEWARD.

* AVALANCHE DANGER: THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH.

* REASON: RECENT HEAVY SNOWFALL AND RAIN COMBINED WITH STRONG 
  WINDS HAVE CREATED WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW. BOTH HUMAN
  TRIGGERED AND NATURAL LARGE AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY ON SLOPES 
  STEEPER THAN 30 DEGREES. DEBRIS FROM AVALANCHES ABOVE MAY RUN 
  INTO VALLEY BOTTOMS.

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. OUTSIDE OF THE BACKCOUNTRY, ROOF AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY, 
PAY ATTENTION TO CHILDREN, PEOPLE AND PETS UNDER ROOFS SHEDDING 
SNOW.

SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE COVERAGE
AREA OF AVALANCHE CENTERS. CHECK WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR YOUR 
NEAREST AVALANCHE CENTER AND TO LEARN MORE 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 BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE INFORMATION VISIT  WWW.CNFAIC.ORG.

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