Avalanche danger remains "considerable" for Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Avalanche danger remains considerable for the Juneau area.

    With minimal precipitation in the forecast and near freezing temperatures the snowpack will continue to slowly heal today, according to  City and Borough of Juneau Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice in his latest update.

    He wrote that the storm slab is increasing in strength and yet the deep persistent slab remains present in places around the region.  Wind slabs remain of concern with winds up to 55 miles per hour out of the east southeast Wednesday.

    Natural avalanches remain possible and yet human triggered avalanches remain likely especially in wind loaded locations, he says.


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