Avalanche Forecast Archives – 2011

General Avalanche Advisory 12-30-2011

Date: December 30, 2011
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires Sunday 1-1-2012 at midnight. This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to the thin snow cover. Postings for this area will begin when […]

General Avalanche Advisory 12-28-2011

Date: December 28, 2011
A new advisory will be issued when conditions warrant or within 72 hours.  Unless updated this advisory expires Friday 12-30-2011 at midnight. This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to an overall lack of snow cover in this area. These will […]

General Advisory 12-26-2011

Date: December 26, 2011
Expires midnight Wednesday, December 28, 2011 This is an early season GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for Tuckerman Ravine.  We have not yet begun posting advisories for Huntington Ravine due to an overall lack of snow cover in this area. These will begin when conditions warrant. General Advisories are issued when instabilities are isolated within the entire forecast […]

General Advisory 12-23-2011

Date: December 23, 2011
Expires midnight Sunday, December 25, 2011 This is the initial GENERAL AVALANCHE ADVISORY for the 2011-2012 season. Although I can’t say we’re getting a windfall from Santa right now at least a few stocking stuffer snow shots are picking up the holiday spirit. It’s certainly about time as we started wondering if the first advisory of the […]

A long early season in the ravines

Date: December 16, 2011
Old Man Winter showed up this week, not in a thick coat but in a worn out old t-shirt. Freezing fog, 1-2″ of snow here and there, a smattering of ice pellets, and rain is no way to roll into winter. At least there is a covering of snow at Pinkham Notch and it continues […]

Slow progress, but it’s moving in the right direction

Date: December 14, 2011
Wow, we’re almost halfway through December and there’s still not enough snow to warrant posting the first General Advisory. Yesterday Joe and I took a walk up into both ravines to check up on conditions. Winter is beginning to get a foothold on the mountain, but what we have right now is similar to what […]

Brown one day-White the next.

Date: December 9, 2011
The mountain has been doing a pretty good job during the early season as a flip flopper between wanting to be either brown with vegetation or white with snow.  We’ve seen some good snow accumulations completely melt out and watched ice development come and go as we endured a very warm November and early December. Let’s […]

One step closer

Date: November 24, 2011
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is another early season check-in message, something to read while you’re digesting your turkey feast. We’re not yet issuing advisories, either General Advisories or 5-scale forecasts. If you’re heading into the mountains over the holiday weekend, you’ll be on your own for assessing the conditions. We’ve been keeping an eye on […]

Get ready, winter’s on the way!!!

Date: October 31, 2011
October 31st, 2011 2:00pm It never fails.  Winter comes around before you know it and my youthful anticipations for the white season builds to a fervor right about the Hallows-eve.  As is typical for our high mountains in October we started picking up a bit more snow with every day in the high peaks.  The […]

Summer’s here, bringing change and new opportunities

Date: June 23, 2011
Friends, The 2010-2011 Mount Washington Avalanche Center’s season is now over, and with the change in seasons comes other significant changes as well. After eight and nine year runs as Snow Rangers, both Justin Preisendorfer and Brian Johnston have taken their considerable talents to the other Ranger Districts of the White Mountain National Forest. The […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 29, 2011
Posted 8:00a.m., Sunday May 29th 2011 THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY FOR THE SEASON. HOWEVER, CERTAIN HAZARDS WILL PERSIST UNTIL MELTOUT SO PLEASE READ THIS FINAL ADVISORY BEFORE HEADING INTO THE RAVINES OR TO THE SUMMIT OF MT. WASHINGTON. This GENERAL ADVISORY will be in effect until complete melt out later this summer. The snow […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 28, 2011
Posted at 7:10a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. Happy Memorial Day Weekend! If you haven’t noticed yet, summer […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 25, 2011
Posted at 8:30a.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain.  This morning was a sort of lifting of the curtain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 22, 2011
Posted at 7:30a.m., Sunday May 22st, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. When I woke up on Sunday morning I saw something […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 21, 2011
Posted at 8:30a.m., Saturday May 21st, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. Talk about Deja Vu!  Yet another rainy Saturday is upon […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 18, 2011
Posted 8:23a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. Rain continues to dominate the forecast for the rest of the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 15, 2011
Posted 8:00a.m., Sunday May 15, 2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. Rain will be the dominant weather feature over the next few […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 14, 2011
Posted Saturday 5/14/2011, 7:50am Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. It’s clear that rain will dominate the forecast for the upcoming week kicking off […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 12, 2011
Valid Thursday 5/12/2011 – Saturday 5/14/2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. While snow stability concerns may be put to rest for the […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 9, 2011
Valid Monday 5/9/2011 – Wednesday 5/11/2011 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines are under a General Advisory. We have finished using the 5-scale danger rating system for the remainder of the season. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain. Both ravines are now under a “General Advisory” for avalanche conditions; […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 8, 2011
Posted 8:00a.m., Sunday, May 08, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 7, 2011
Posted 8:00a.m., Saturday, May 07, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 6, 2011
Posted 8:15a.m., Friday, May 06, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 5, 2011
Posted 7:40a.m., Thursday, May 05, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 4, 2011
Posted 8:00am Wednesday May 4, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 3, 2011
Posted 8:00am Tuesday May 3, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 2, 2011
Posted 7:10am Monday May 2, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: May 1, 2011
Posted 8:00am Sunday May 1, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: April 30, 2011
Posted 8:15am Saturday 4-30-2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all comes down. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines

Date: April 29, 2011
Posted 8:45a.m., Friday April 29, 2011 Tuckerman Ravine has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. Huntington Ravine is under a General Advisory. You will need to do your own snow stability assessments when using avalanche terrain in Huntington Ravine. A danger of falling ice exists and will persist until it all […]