Juneau avalanche danger downgraded to moderate

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Avalanche danger in the Juneau area has been reduced to moderate from considerable.

    A synopsis prepared by the CBJ Emergency Programs Manager attributes that to several days of cooler temperatures including freezing temperatures at night.  

    That has allowed the area just above snowpack time to settle, consolidate and bond a bit better.  In addition, it says strength in the storm slab is improving.

    So it also says natural avalanches are unlikely, but human-triggered avalanches remain possible.


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