By looking for clues in the tree rings, these researchers are trying to reconstruct the frequency of avalanches all around the region.
Before there was a Behrends neighborhood, the avalanche path that goes through it saw slides big enough to level forests. It will happen again someday.
There was no damage reported to any houses in downtown Juneau after Tuesday night’s slides.
In the urban avalanche advisory for Tuesday, Juneau emergency programs manager Tom Mattice wrote that recent storms have brought cycles of snow, rain and freezing mist, leading to a snowpack that was “definitely developing more questionable weak layers.”
Alaska State Troopers decided to end the search Thursday afternoon around 4 p.m. since no new leads had been found since discovering Buis’ vehicle on May 24.
The scent of Sharon Buis was first detected on the trail above Mt. Roberts Tram Sunday. Tuesday morning, a different search and rescue dog detected her scent closer to the Mt. Roberts trailhead
Two teenage boys were rescued Sunday night after getting lost on Mt. Juneau as the temperature dropped.
An avalanche described as a powder cloud came down Mount Juneau Tuesday morning.
Thane Road blocked due to an early morning avalanche that slid across the road all the way to Gastineau Channel. It could be 6 p.m. before they clear the road.
Thane Road is blocked Thursday morning due to an avalanche that slid across the road all the way to Gastineau Channel. Meanwhile, another slide rumbled down the Behrends Path on Mt. Juneau Wednesday. CBJ Emergency Management Department warns risk of avalanches will continue to be high for at least the next 48 hours.