Entries by Frank Carus

The Evolution of Mount Washington Avalanche Center Forecasts

As those who attended ESAW and recent MWAC outreach events have heard, our forecast zones are changing this year. The primary drivers of this change are changing use patterns, a desire to be consist with the use of North American avalanche danger scale (and other forecast center messaging), and a desire to provide information to […]

General Bulletin for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

After a fitful but early start, winter is taking a solid hold on higher elevation terrain. Snow is beginning to fill in the windswept alpine zone and the mercury is dipping well below the zero mark. Snowfields are growing in size while boulder strewn gullies, cliffs and trees are beginning to be covered by wind-blown snow. All this adds up to conditions which can produce enough snow to build wind slab avalanches along with the bed surfaces needed for the avalanches to slide on.