Juneau’s urban avalanche danger right now is considerable, which is a 3 on a scale that goes to 5.
The nearly 3.5 inches at the city’s official monitoring station was a daily record – the most rain that’s fallen on January 21st ever – and also a monthly record – the most rain that has ever fallen in January.
The heavy rain on top of new snow in higher elevations is also raising concerns about potential avalanches. A
Eaglecrest Ski Patrol retrieved the injured person and they were taken to a waiting ambulance.
The rain is creating drainage channels in the snowpack
Emergency Programs Manager Tom Mattice says there’s been avalanche activity on Thane Road and the Behrends Avenue avalanche path, but nothing significant,
According to the City and Borough of Juneau urban avalanche advisory, the danger is four on a scale of 1-5.