Avalanche Forecast Archives

2011 – 2012 Season

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 3-17-2012

Date: March 17, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Saturday, 3-17-2012 All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. In the ten years or so I’ve been working in the White Mountains, one thing I’ve learned is that every winter is unique in some way. This season is […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 3-16-2012

Date: March 16, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Friday, 3-16-2012  All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely. If you’re traveling into the ravines today or during the upcoming heat wave, throw out all your preconceived notions of what March is supposed to look like up here. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 3-15-2012

Date: March 15, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Thursday 3-15-2012 All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. I pushed all the melancholy spirits out of me yesterday and I have officially said goodbye to winter.  Until the next late winter […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 3-14-2012

Date: March 14, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Wednesday 3-14-2012 All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. If we were face to face and I was explaining the overall conditions on the mountain to you it wouldn’t be a pretty […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 3-13-2012

Date: March 13, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, March 13, 2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. For the last couple days we’ve seen warm temperatures, sunny skies, and loads of skiers and snowboarders out enjoying the weather. The snowpack has been generally stable, […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 3-12-2012

Date: March 12, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Monday, 3-12-2012  All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. If this past weekend was marked by the arrival of spring, perhaps today could mark the arrival of summer? Not really, but my […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 3-11-2012

Date: March 11, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Sunday 3-11-2012 All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine and Huntington Ravine have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. All doubts can now be laid aside; spring has arrived. How do I know this? Every year around mid-March, a certain migratory species […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 3-10-2012

Date: March 10, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Saturday 3-10-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Lower Snowfields and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger.  Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain features. All other forecast areas have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 3-09-2012

Date: March 9, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight Friday, 3-09-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, and Center Bowl have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  All other forecast areas have Moderate avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. The only […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 3-08-2012

Date: March 8, 2012
This advisory expires at Midnight, 3-08-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable, Moderate and Low avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway and the Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 3-07-2012

Date: March 7, 2012
This Advisory expires at midnight, Wednesday 3-07-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Lobsterclaw, Right Gully, Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Hillman’s Highway and the Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 3-6-2012

Date: March 6, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Tuesday 3-6-2012. Tuckerman Ravine has Considerable and Moderate avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, Chute, and Left Gully have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Hillman’s Highway, and Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 3-5-2012

Date: March 5, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Monday 3-5-2012. All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have Considerable avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible; human triggered avalanches are likely. The only exception to this rating is the Little Headwall, which has Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely except in isolated terrain […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 3-4-2012

Date: March 4, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Saturday 3-03-2012.  All forecast areas of Tuckerman Ravine have Considerable avalanche danger today. Natural avalanches are possible; human triggered avalanches are likely. Two exceptions to this rating: the Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger, natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible, and the Little Headwall, which has […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 3-03-2012

Date: March 3, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Saturday 3-03-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger today.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist on a variety of slope aspects and angles.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended, including run-out paths.  The only exception to this […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 3-02-2012

Date: March 2, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Friday 3-02-2012  Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely.  Dangerous avalanche conditions exist therefore careful snowpack evaluation, cautious route finding and conservative route finding is essential.  The only exception to this is the Little Headwall which has Low avalanche […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 3-01-2012

Date: March 1, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Thursday 3-01-2012  Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  This includes the full runout paths for all slide paths.  The only exception to this is […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 2-29-2012

Date: February 29, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight Wednesday, 2-29-2012 Tuckerman Ravine currently has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, the Lower Snowfields and the Little Headwall have Low avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 2-28-2012

Date: February 28, 2012
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight, Tuesday, February 28 2012. Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger. The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, Hillman’s Highway, and the Lower Snowfields have Moderate avalanche danger. […]

Avalanche Advisory for Monday, 2-27-2012

Date: February 27, 2012
This advisory expires at 12:00 midnight Monday, February 27, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and Low avalanche danger. Right Gully, the Sluice, the Lip, the Center Bowl, and the Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. All other forecast areas have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 2-26-2012

Date: February 26, 2012
This Advisory expires at Midnight Sunday, 2-26-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist.  Cautious route finding and conservative decision making is essential.  The only exception to this rating is the Little Headwall, which has Moderate danger.  Thin areas and […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday, 2-25-2012

Date: February 25, 2012
This avalanche advisory expires at midnight Saturday, 2-25-2012 All forecast areas of Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have HIGH avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. This forecast also includes the Lower Snowfields, which are posted at High danger, and the Little Headwall, […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 2-24-2012

Date: February 24, 2012
This avalanche advisory expires at midnight Friday, 2-24-2012 Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines have MODERATE avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible.  Heightened avalanche conditions exist on specific terrain features.   Evaluate snow carefully to identify these areas of concern.  Many caveats exist today so read on for details below. The Lower […]

Avalanche Advisory for Thursday, 2-23-2012

Date: February 23, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight, Thursday 2-23-2012 Tuckerman Ravine will have CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger today.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute will have Considerable avalanche danger.  Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Wednesday, 2-22-2012

Date: February 22, 2012
This advisory expires at midnight Wednesday 2-22-2012 Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are […]

Avalanche Advisory for Tuesday, 2-21-2012

Date: February 21, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, February 21, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely […]

Avalanche Advisory for 2-20-2012

Date: February 20, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, February 20, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has MODERATE and LOW avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. The Lobster Claw, Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Low avalanche danger. Natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely […]

Avalanche Advisory for Sunday, 2-19-2012

Date: February 19, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, February 19, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Right Gully, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches are possible. The […]

Avalanche Advisory for Saturday 2-18-2012

Date: February 18, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, February 18, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE and MODERATE avalanche danger.  The Sluice, Lip, Center Bowl, and Chute have Considerable avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches are likely. Right Gully, Lobster Claw, Left Gully, and Hillman’s Highway have Moderate avalanche danger. Natural avalanches are unlikely and human triggered avalanches […]

Avalanche Advisory for Friday, 2-17-2012

Date: February 17, 2012
Expires 12:00 midnight, February 17, 2012 Tuckerman Ravine has CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger.  Naturally-triggered avalanches are possible and human-triggered avalanches are likely. The only exception to this is the Lobster Claw, which has Moderate avalanche danger. Naturally-triggered avalanches are unlikely and human-triggered avalanches are possible. The Lower Snowfields and the Little Headwall are not posted due […]