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Public Information Statement...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Anchorage AK
1206 AM AKST Wed Jan 13 2021

...Backcountry Avalanche Warning in effect until 6am Wednesday
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
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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