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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK
1246 PM AKDT FRI APR 16 2021

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPECIAL AVALANCHE BULLETIN - PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT 
IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED 12:00 AKDT FRI APRIL 16, 2021 

THE CHUGACH NF AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER IN GIRDWOOD HAS 
ISSUED A SPECIAL AVALANCHE BULLETIN FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
GIRDWOOD, PORTAGE, TURNAGAIN PASS, SUMMIT LAKE, MOOSE PASS, AND 
SEWARD.

* WHAT...DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST DURING HOT 
  AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. AVALANCHE DANGER IS EXPECTED TO REACH 
  HIGH ON SOUTH FACING SLOPES.

* WHERE...FOR THE KENAI AND WESTERN CHUGACH MOUNTAINS IN AND 
  AROUND GIRDWOOD, PORTAGE, TURNAGAIN PASS, SUMMIT LAKE, LOST LAKE
  AND SEWARD.

* WHEN...IN EFFECT FROM FRI 12:00 AKDT TO SUN 22:00 AKDT.

* IMPACTS...NATURAL LARGE AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY ON SOUTHERLY
  FACING SLOPES DURING HOT AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. HUMAN
  TRIGGERED LARGE AVALANCHES ARE LIKELY ON SLOPES STEEPER THAN 30
  DEGREES ON ALL ASPECTS. SEVERAL FEET OF NEW SNOW HAS RECENTLY
  FALLEN AND WILL BECOME UNSTABLE DURING THIS WEEKEND'S SUNNY AND
  WARM WEATHER.

* PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...CHOOSE TERRAIN THAT IS 
  FLAT OR LESS THAN 30 DEGREES IN STEEPNESS, WITH NOTHING STEEPER 
  ABOVE YOU, DURING HOT AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS. AVOID SUMMER 
  HIKING TRAILS THAT PASS UNDER OR THROUGH AVALANCHE PATHS. 
  SIMILAR AVALANCHE DANGER MAY EXIST AT LOCATIONS OUTSIDE THE 
  COVERAGE AREA OF THIS OR ANY AVALANCHE CENTER. CONSULT 
  HTTP://WWW.CHUGACHAVALANCHE.ORG/ OR WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG FOR MORE 
  DETAILED INFORMATION.

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