Avalanche Forecast Archives

2016 – 2017 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, December 12, 2016

Date: December 12, 2016
Huntington Ravine has HIGH and CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger. Central, Pinnacle, and Odell Gullies have High avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. North, Damnation, Yale, South and Escape Hatch have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Tuckerman […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, December 11, 2016

Date: December 11, 2016
This advisory expires at Midnight tonight. Huntington Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. Central, Pinnacle, and Odell Gullies have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate snow and terrain features carefully. North, Damnation, Yale and South have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, December 10, 2016

Date: December 10, 2016
This advisory expires at Midnight. Huntington Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. Central, Pinnacle, and Odell Gullies have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. Evaluate snow and terrain features carefully. North, Damnation, Yale and South have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Escape […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, December 9, 2016

Date: December 9, 2016
All forecast areas of Huntington and Tuckerman Ravine have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Dangerous avalanche conditions will exist today. Cautious route-finding and conservative decision making are essential. Little Headwall and Lower Snowfield are not forecast due to lack of snow. AVALANCHE PROBLEM: Strong winds are forming […]

General Bulletin for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Date: December 7, 2016
This bulletin will expire at 12:00 midnight on Friday, December 9, 2016. General Bulletins are issued when isolated areas of unstable snow exist within our forecast areas. Forecasts using the 5-scale danger rating system will be issued when snowfields and bed surfaces develop further. Please remember that avalanches can occur before a 5-scale forecast is […]

General Bulletin for Sunday, December, 4, 2016

Date: December 4, 2016
General Bulletins are issued when isolated areas of unstable snow exist within our forecast areas. Forecasts using the 5-scale danger rating system will be issued when snowfields and bed surfaces develop further. Please remember that avalanches can occur before a 5-scale forecast is issued. A new General Bulletin will be issued if conditions warrant or […]

November 30th. Waiting on winter…..

Date: November 30, 2016
At first glance, Mount Washington and other high peaks appears to be buried in the white stuff. The reality is closer to be buried in ice. Looking back at photos I posted a month ago, compared to more recent ones tell the tale. We have had several brushes with winter weather bringing a few snowfalls […]

Early winter-like conditions on Mt. Washington, 2016-10-30

Date: October 30, 2016
The recent snowfall on the summit last weekend created an opportunity for some hard-charging skiers to make some turns in Left Gully on Saturday morning. Lots of rocks and bushes no doubt provided the expert skiers some entertainment but they found fresh snow. Rain moved in shortly after their run but the snow and ice […]

Winter weather has arrived in time for ESAW!

Date: October 26, 2016
Wet but getting colder and wet is the trend this week. After a significant downpour (3.5″) over the weekend, the summit recorded eight of inches of snow. The snow was accompanied by sustained winds up to 130 mph early and still hurricane force winds MOnday and Tuesday. Social media was blowing up with skiers shredding […]

Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop, Nov. 5

Date: October 7, 2016
Join us for the 6th Annual ESAW on Saturday, November 5th. ESAW gathers some of the great minds of snow science and avalanche forecasting to build on past concepts and stimulate new ideas to further our understanding of avalanches. We will kick off the event with pre-registration and vendor displays at International Mountain Equipment Friday […]